By Braddah Lance
It's amazing wat kine people are out there in da anonymity world of social media and it has them coming out in droves.
Recently, Curt Schilling - former Boston Red Sox pitcher, congratulated his daughter via social media (Twitter) for making da Salve Regina University baseball team.
And let da madness begin.
Not only were there da standard congratulatory comments but wat was also posted were lewd and brutal comments even calling for raping his daughter.
Wassup Wit Dat!
It's one thing to say she may not be worthy of a roster spot on a men's team but it's anoddah to say vulgar and very inappropriate things (actions) to someone 1) you don't even know, 2) you don't even remotely have a connection to and 3) really, don't even give an iole's okole about.
It wasn't locker room talk - and I have NEVAH heard locker room talk li'dat for as long as I've played sports - and it's not like it was a high profile school as well. In fact, it's a Catholic school!
Wat kine of sick world are we turning to? Sadly we do see it EVERY single time, EVERY single day - just click on most any article in The Star-Advertiser.com pages and you'll see it. People being straight up j@ck@$$es, rude and high makamaka kine hiding behind a self reflecting moniker screen name.
But you couldn't hide from Daddy Schilling.
You really must be one of da biggest lolo's to think dat someone with money and connections wouldn't find you. It was amazing how quickly he was able to locate those who made threatening comments (it came from athletes as well) and how quickly he was able to forward their comments to their employers as well.
At last check, one person was fired from his ticket selling job at da New York Yankees and a college student was suspended awaiting a disciplinary hearing.
Geez, now if only "real" justice was so swift.
I still cannot believe dat (normal) people don't realize - unless you one supah cyber hacker - dat watevah you've said, posted, commented or shared on da internet nevah dies. It's a living legacy dat will tie back to you even aftah you've long gone. And keep in mind too dat many employers have policies in place dat are able and willing to use watevah you've shared "privately" on social media for watevah disciplinary reasons they deem necessary.
Similarly as da coined Vegas term goes, watevah happens on da internet, stays on da internet.... for life.