Cleveland Indians fans learned about a rumor involving Jose Ramirez at the same time it was debunked by the man himself on social media.
Twitter is a wild place.
That remained true today when Cleveland Indians fans saw this tweet from Jose Ramirez, seemingly out of nowhere.
A rather odd tweet to send out in the middle of the day. It turns out this tweet was sent out to combat a blog post that claimed Ramirez was set to receive a PED suspension. Let’s Go Tribe linked to the blog post in a piece about this odd situation.
The team has come out to deny this and the situation is simply false.
An interesting wrinkle to the situation was shared by Joel Hammond, who used to run the Indians Twitter account.
Hammond went on to confirm that Ramirez’s agent writes tweets for the young player. That sure serves as a bummer when Jose has a fire tweet.
The world of fake news has hit the baseball world as 2018 continues to be a wild year. This may have provided a small scare for fans who somehow stumbled upon this post, but alas it is false.
Now we can get back to focusing on the fact the Indians have won three straight and own a 3.5-game lead in the American League Central.
Then there is Ramirez, who is slashing .291/.387/.598 with a team-best 15 home runs. He is back to playing like his normal self and is doing it clean, which we knew he was all along. Nice try, fake news!
The post may have been written as a cheap joke, but it is debunked and I’m about ready to be done talking about it. Although I am interested to see if Ramirez has anything to say about the whole situation after today’s game. Should be a good soundbite.