San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers had a bit of steam to blow off and turned to the widely popular game Fortnite for stress relief — and it nearly cost him his job.
By Neil Harrington
Anybody who’s anybody is playing the trendy Fortnite video game. Don’t ask me, but every pimpled-face teenager or even 40-year old virgin.
Even the jocks are riding the wave of Fortnite, including professional athletes — who showcase their mad gaming skills on live Twitch, for the world to see.
Instead of making it a fun evening with fellow teammates, Myers turned the evening into a group therapy session, where he complained about his boss, San Diego Padres Manager Andy Green.
However, Myers didn’t realize one small detail.
Myers: “The Padres are doing cutoff and relays tomorrow at 3 o’clock — in September, dude. Oh my god. It’s so miserable, man. It’s insane. Andy could not be any worse than he is right now.”
Asuaje: “Dude, I’m streaming this.”
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) September 4, 2018
In this day in age, one must assume that every conversation or private message is under surveillance, especially if you’re a professional athlete.
Trust no one.
Myers apologized, but the damage has already been done.
Wil Myers: “I love Andy, and I love playing for him. At times, you get into a mood where you get frustrated, no matter what’s going on with a team or individually, and you say some things you shouldn’t say in a conversation that you think’s private. The reality is, now we’re in 2018.
See, Myers understands that truth. Lesson learned, I suppose.
If I were Green, I would make Myers’ life hell and show him just how much of a hard-ass I could really be.
I would make Myers do my laundry for a year.
Then, embarrass him even further after that insincere apology.
Now the scoreboard reads:
Social Media: 1,000. Professional athletes: 0