August 27, 2014

Shapiro Cites Personal Attacks on Family for Twitter Absence

According to Joel Hammond at Crain’s Cleveland, Mark Shapiro’s recent and conspicuous absence from Twitter has not been without cause:

Shapiro’s last tweet–a shot of the crowded alley behind Progressive Field–came on July 20th, before being swept at home by the Baltimore Orioles.

Stay Classy, Mankind.

  • deesh

    I can’t stand the dude either, but come on people. Sports aren’t worth threatening someone’s family or even someone’s life.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Craig Lyndall

    Agreed, but keep in mind he said “personal attacks” not necessarily death threats. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone said something that stupid, I guess.

  • Corey

    I don’t condone any of this activity, however, if he can’t handle it, he shouldn’t have gotten on there in the first place.

  • Narm

    If Holmgren doesn’t give interviews he’s bashed, if Shapiro goes on Twitter, he’s attacked. Can’t win.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    I’ve talked with Shapiro multiple times with regard to Twitter. His skin is considerably thicker than Manny Acta’s, who blocks people by the dozen. Something must have really gotten out of line for his hiatus.

  • http://twitter.com/bitmatt Matt Young

    In person Mark and his wife are very nice people! Nobody deserves that sort of internet abuse, but if people are going to be jerks I wish they’d at least save it for somebody who somehow earned it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cb.everett.9 CB Everett

    Personal attacks like, “You are personally doing a terrible job as is the staff you personally hired and oversee?”

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Said it before and I’ll say it again I only use Twitter in the S*&^%#R that’s how much I think of it. But if true who could blame Shapiro there’s no need for personal attacks and family is completely out of bounds. Indians fans your better then that!
    Aside…Rally Alley sure looks rockin’ to me in that photo!!

  • deesh

    valid point, I guess I did jump the gun. Still, as much as I love Cleveland fans, we take it too far from time to time.

  • Chim Richalds

    That was his last tweet? I remember when he posted that because I couldn’t stop laughing. 50 people on Eagle Avenue and the PR machine says it’s “rocking”.

  • http://twitter.com/brownsmark2112 Mark 2112

    I’ve got nothing against Shapiro personally or his family. I just think he sucks at his job and has been given a free ride for way too long. But anyone who would attack him personally or attack his family is an idiot.

  • WhereDidPronkvilleGo

    No reason to attack personally.. but it seems that the Indians management is like a fraternity.. Shapiro and Antonetti are clones of each other.. and its follow the lead or get out.. Acta was the perfect hire for their regime.. he was a yes man all the way.. who is the next yes man under these two?

  • nj0

    Seeing how he cites attacks against his family, I’m guessing he’s talking about something significantly different.

  • nj0

    If it involves somebody’s family then by definition it’s more than a personal attack. People should have to get a licenses to have a twitter account.

  • Steve

    That is about as ignorant as it gets. Should people not leave their homes because there are idiots or bad people outside?

  • matt underwood

    Personal attacks over twitter? Can’t Chris Perez say the stuff to Shapiro’s face?

  • Phil Seghi II

    Shap going on hiatus coincided with the rest of the organization giving up. He could no longer put lipstick on this pig with meaningless tweets. Being swept by the Orioles had more to do with it than cyber attacks by harmless trolls.

  • acrossthefield11

    Shapiro sucks but Cleveland fans are effing idiots. I’m sad to associate myself with some of these clowns. When I go to a Browns game and take in the scene, I want to throw up. Between the quality of the people in attendance and the quality of the product on the field, its an all-around depressing scenario. (speaking in general of course)

  • TOJ

    Well, Mangini is his brother-in-law.