It’s always nice to see athletes and coaches supporting the other pro sports teams in town. It’s something we see a lot of in Cleveland.
For example, today Browns Rob Chudzinski threw out the first pitch to Terry Francona at the Indians vs. Mariners game. It was swell.
Browns WR Greg Little was also in attendance at today’s Indians game, although he didn’t give us the warm and fuzzy feeling that coach Chud did. In fact, he did just the opposite when he called out Indians closer Chris Perez on Twitter.
With the Indians leading 4-2, Perez was brought in to close out the ninth but blew the lead, giving up two solo home runs to Raul Ibanez and Justin Smoak.
Little, who’s twitter handle is “@St8UpGLittle”, had been tweeting about the game and took a shot at Perez after the blown save.
“Tighten up Perez you bullsh*in”, Little wrote.
Maybe the comment was warranted, and perhaps it reflected the thoughts of thousands of Indians fans who have some residual disdain for the colorful closer after he took a shot at them last season. Still, it’s not a good look for Little to be casting a negative light on a member of a fellow Cleveland pro sports team.
Apparently, someone else thought so too, because Little has since deleted the tweet.
Here’s a screenshot taken of his timeline from earlier this evening…
Aside from the obvious irony of Greg Little pointing out a misstep from a fellow professional Cleveland athlete, one has to wonder how he hasn’t learned his lesson from mistakes he’s made on social media in the past.