Thursday, September 9, 2010
The game was going really great; Dan was pitching mostly, but let some other kids get in on the act too. Plus, he really wanted to show off that boot of his. But the kids that were pitching to him; well, hell if that ball wasn't bouncing too much on the way in.
"Foul! No bouncies!" he called. He can't handle the bouncies. Then; it got overwhelming, all the neighborhood kids starting showing up, jumping all over the fact that Dan couldn't handle the bouncies.
So when that Mikasa came rolling, rather, bouncing in; hell if he didn't pick up that ball and go home. So if anyone sees that ball with "Jonas" written on it in black sharpie, you should probably return it. But I think it's floating in Dan Ellis' Olympic-sized swimming pool.
So yeah; allegory much? Anyways; if you need to catch up; do it.
Ole Danny boy is leaving the Twitter world; announced late last night in a carefully worded message by his agent and Lightning brass (come on; you and I both know that's true.) So starting with the most recent; and last Dan Ellis tweet ever:
1. Peace out twitter!Well; I deeply care about things too. But Dan; come on, there's 3 things in this world you just don't do. You never ask a woman her age, you never announce that you clogged the toilet from your lunch at Chipotle, and you never bitch about your salary when all but 1% of the people listening make far, far less than you.
2. But no longer will I xpress things through this medium. Thx again to all the good ppl I have met on twitter. I wish you all the very best.
3. Hope you do not allow this misunderstanding to form the basis of your opinion of me. I welcome any of you to meet me in person to chat.
4. I deeply care for the less fortunate and make many efforts to be of even marginal help. I wish you all a happy twitter experience and...
5. Help under privileged kids across the world. as long as I play in the NHL my peldge will remain the same to The Garth Brooks Foundation
6. There was never any intention in my tweets to undermine ppl who are in different income brackets. I donate 10% of my salary each year to..
7. I deeply care for my teammates and faithful followers. This has all been misconstrued to no end and ppl's feelings are getting hurt.
8. I am shutting down my twitter because in no way shape or form do I want this to disrupt my team.
9. I feel bad for the sincere followers/fans who just wanted a glimpse of things from the inside. But with the recent explosion...
10. Twitter was a great way to see inside the life of athletes outside of public media. But this is even too much for me.
And hey; if you would've been contrite about it, the first time, you wouldn't be retreating with your tail between you legs. But hey; now we can all go back to trying to get Kanye to do something stupid.