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08:13 AM ET 01.18 | Javier Baez will arrive with great expectations in Chicago, and the public is watching. [Baez] will get a chance to line up with current and former players Friday during the opening ceremony of the Cubs Convention, sealing his status as one of the faces of the future. ... [Jason McLeod] said the young players are getting a crash course in how to be responsible on and off the field, which includes dealing with "the media, dealing with social media and watching what they put on Twitter." ... One low-level Cubs prospect deleted his Twitter account this week with no explanation. The same player was instructed by management earlier this winter to delete an inappropriate tweet. McLeod acknowledged the Cubs brass monitors what its players say on social media.

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Theo Epstein, Icon Sports Theo Epstein, Icon Sports
January 18, 2013  10:00 AM ET

Yes, that is how you build a champion all right.

January 18, 2013  10:32 AM ET

I don't get the appeal of twitter.

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January 18, 2013  12:28 PM ET

I thought about using twitter then I just went up on top of the building and started shouting into the air instead.

January 18, 2013  12:32 PM ET

Yes, I'm sure all teams, and all music and movie producers are closely monitoring the tweets of their players and performers. They would be stupid to not monitor them for PR nightmares brewing.

January 18, 2013  02:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't get the appeal of twitter.

Agreed...

I'd have my own Twitter handle - but I don't want to be disappointed by having Zero followers...

On Topic - I'm sure all teams monitor to some extent - and at a minimum they hear about it when a player tweets something incredibly stupid.

January 18, 2013  02:35 PM ET

Sure beats being mic-ed on the court a la Carmelo Anthony.

January 18, 2013  10:33 PM ET
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Sure beats being mic-ed on the court a la Carmelo Anthony.

Or playing against Bill Belichick.

January 18, 2013  11:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't get the appeal of twitter.

me neithor.

January 18, 2013  11:46 PM ET
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I thought about using twitter then I just went up on top of the building and started shouting into the air instead.

LMAO

January 18, 2013  11:48 PM ET
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Agreed...I'd have my own Twitter handle - but I don't want to be disappointed by having Zero followers...On Topic - I'm sure all teams monitor to some extent - and at a minimum they hear about it when a player tweets something incredibly stupid.

Employers of all kinds are monitoring social media comments........just one more reason not to use them.

 
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