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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Diamond Hoggers: Denny Neagle will creep on your girlfriend

Facesbook: A Nod Is as Good as a Winklevoss…to Blind Horsing Around.

Remember Denny Neagle? Well here is a Denny Neagle story for you.

So the other night we facebook friend Denny Neagle, just because. He did throw parts of two seasons for our favorite big league team. Then he was traded to the Yankees and things went downhill, but it is a moot point.

Our girlfriend calls the next morning and asks “Who is Denny Neagle?”

Immediately we are thinking that this cannot be good. We ask why she would like to know that. Aparently old Denny boy took the liberty to ‘friend’ her on facebook immediately after we friended him. She noticed that her and Denny’s only mutual friend was us. She didn’t know who the guy was from a random stranger.

...She went ahead and accepted the request. And then Denny boy showed that he’s still up to no good. Next thing we know he is offering up “pokes” to our girlfriend. He doesn’t do that to all of his facebook friends. He didn’t poke us. Denny, we feel left out man. It’s alright though. You’d just think that a guy who signed a $51 million dollar contract a few years ago could do better then poking a ‘fans’ chick on an online social site. I mean dude, go buy yourself some ass. Oh wait you already did that. Bad advice.

This is what we get for facebook friending anyone who has had ties to Major League Baseball.

Repoz Posted: April 12, 2009 at 11:10 AM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dirty Tom Rackham Posted: April 12, 2009 at 01:26 PM (#3134924)
People that write or talk in the plural about themselves are annoying.
   2. Quinton McCracken's BFF Posted: April 12, 2009 at 01:32 PM (#3134925)
I go around poking people's girlfriends on Facebook all the time, but luckily I'm far from being famous.
   3. Greg K Posted: April 12, 2009 at 02:29 PM (#3134936)
Our girlfriend calls the next morning and asks “Who is Denny Neagle?”

I don't know, it could be 2 guys co-writing this post. Who both have the same girlfriend...although it seems highly unlikely that there are two whole people in the world who would want Denny Neagle as their friend.
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 12, 2009 at 03:25 PM (#3134954)
It does make sense that if Neagle saw the same woman listed as multiple people's girlfriend, he would presume it was appropriate to poke her.
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 12, 2009 at 03:37 PM (#3134959)
It seems really obnoxious to Facebook-friend semi-famous people that you don't actually know, although Denny didn't seem to mind. Do people really do that?
   6. Shredder Posted: April 12, 2009 at 03:45 PM (#3134966)
People that write or talk in the plural about themselves are annoying.
Thank you. I spent the first half of that piece thinking two people had written it. I'll give Will Lietch a pass since he seemed to be the only doing it when he was running Deadspin, but he's not really worth copying. It's not clever.
It seems really obnoxious to Facebook-friend semi-famous people that you don't actually know, although Denny didn't seem to mind. Do people really do that?
I only Facebook friend semi-famous people that I know. Which is no one, really.
   7. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 12, 2009 at 04:05 PM (#3134978)
It seems really obnoxious to Facebook-friend semi-famous people that you don't actually know, although Denny didn't seem to mind. Do people really do that?


I've on the friends list of at least 2 comics creators whom I've never actually met (& quite likely never will, since I don't go to conventions or anything), but that's so I can keep up with updates on their work. Honest!
   8. Andere Richtingen Posted: April 12, 2009 at 04:29 PM (#3134983)
I don't know, it could be 2 guys co-writing this post. Who both have the same girlfriend...although it seems highly unlikely that there are two whole people in the world who would want Denny Neagle as their friend.

Good one.

Under the assumption that it's one person, his girlfriend can't be too pleased by his use of the first person plural possessive in reference to her.
   9. J. Michael Neal Posted: April 13, 2009 at 01:25 AM (#3135587)
“Who is Denny Neagle?”


Denny Neagle is quite possibly the biggest ####### I've ever met. He holds the honor of being the only Gopher to go on to the pros that I wouldn't root for.
   10. Tuque Posted: April 13, 2009 at 02:43 AM (#3135719)
Though a lot of the famous people on Facebook aren't actually the people they claim to be. In fact, in my experience, actual famous people almost always make their Facebooks unfindable, if they have an account at all.

edit: that makes it sound like I have a lot of experience with famous people. This is not really the case.
   11. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 13, 2009 at 02:49 AM (#3135724)
Though a lot of the famous people on Facebook aren't actually the people they claim to be.

No!!!!

The next thing we know you'll be saying that we're not Santa Claus, or even Nick Swisher.
   12. Tuque Posted: April 13, 2009 at 02:53 AM (#3135729)
I am saying no such thing. I have full faith that you are both entities.

edit: by the way, thank you for your 400 OPS+ thus far. My stat league team has been doing well with you in left field.
   13. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: April 13, 2009 at 02:58 AM (#3135733)
I'm facebook friends with all my favorite baseball prospects even though I don't actually know most of them. It allows insight into their lives that you just don't get from a box score or Baseball America article.

/Stalker

EDIT: This is actually how I found out about Nick Adenhart's death, status updates from guys who had played with/against him.
   14. CraigK Posted: April 13, 2009 at 03:13 AM (#3135745)
I wonder how hard it would be to get a 1st round draft pick from this year to friend me on Facebook.
   15. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: April 13, 2009 at 03:20 AM (#3135758)
The next thing we know you'll be saying that we're not Santa Claus, or even Nick Swisher.

Nick Swisher would probably be the easiest person to fake. Use a lot of exclamation points and talk about how awesome things are.
   16. Tuque Posted: April 13, 2009 at 04:07 AM (#3135782)
Use a lot of exclamation points and talk about how awesome things are.

I don't know anything about Nick Swisher, but a quick Google Image search reveals that every single image seems to verify your impression.

And that's even leaving out a few. Like this awesome low five.
   17. PerroX Posted: April 13, 2009 at 04:16 AM (#3135790)
Who wouldn't want to be Nick Swisher's friend?
   18. PerroX Posted: April 13, 2009 at 04:50 AM (#3135809)
Swisher quote after Saturday's game -- "I am hitting in the three hole for the New York Yankees! What??"
   19. zenbitz Posted: April 13, 2009 at 05:22 AM (#3135830)
"With a name like Swisher, he cannot possibly be gay!"
   20. PerroX Posted: April 13, 2009 at 05:34 AM (#3135834)
I am -- how could you not post this pic?
   21. Halofan Posted: April 13, 2009 at 05:35 AM (#3135836)
I rate the Angels minor league prospects solely on the # of FaceBook friends they have. Hank Conger is #1. Over 1,000 FaceBook friends.
   22. Tuque Posted: April 13, 2009 at 06:03 AM (#3135840)
edit: nuthin'
   23. KingKaufman Posted: April 13, 2009 at 08:54 AM (#3135854)
It seems really obnoxious to Facebook-friend semi-famous people that you don't actually know, although Denny didn't seem to mind. Do people really do that?

I'm way more semi than famous, but I have something like 700 Facebook "friends," almost all of whom are people I don't know who have befriended me because they're readers. I don't see anything obnoxious about that. I consider it a compliment. I probably wouldn't have a Facebook page if I didn't. I mean, with the number of real friends I have, keeping up with them all is not much of a problem.
   24. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: April 13, 2009 at 09:53 AM (#3135855)
Denny Neagle just confirmed my facebook friendship. I'll let you all know if any of my female friends are poked.
   25. Quinton McCracken's BFF Posted: April 13, 2009 at 12:42 PM (#3135869)
Denny Neagle just confirmed my facebook friendship. I'll let you all know if any of my female friends are poked.


If none of your friends are poked within a week, let us know. It is important for us to protect our girlfriends. We think this talking in plural could catch on.
   26. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 13, 2009 at 12:48 PM (#3135873)
People say Jack Black, but Nick Swisher really looks a lot like Will Friedle.
   27. WillYoung Posted: April 13, 2009 at 01:19 PM (#3135894)
I wonder how hard it would be to get a 1st round draft pick from this year to friend me on Facebook.


Not very. I scored an interview with Ben Revere that way 2 summers ago.
   28. Dan Evensen Posted: April 13, 2009 at 01:22 PM (#3135896)
I added him as a friend as well. We'll see what happens.
   29. CraigK Posted: April 13, 2009 at 01:54 PM (#3135926)
On another note, I love seeing all the majors that the athletes have; kineseology seems to be the most popular.

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