Blue Jays: Anthony Bass gets roasted on Twitter over airline complaint
By Eric Treuden
Unfortunately, Anthony Bass's season has gotten off to a rough start. The 35-year-old right-hander has scuffled to a 7.11 ERA in 6.1 innings of work, striking out five while walking three. He figures to be an oft-used middle reliever for John Schneider and the Blue Jays, but has yet to tap into some of the dominance he found last year on the club.
What's even more unfortunate, is that he's had an even harder time on social media lately.
On Sunday, Bass took to Twitter to share a complaint he had with United Airlines. In the tweet, he mentions that a flight attendant made his wife, who is 22 weeks pregnant, get on her hands and knees to pick up popcorn that was spilled by his youngest daughter.
One would think that the Twitter world would have no problem defending Bass's wife, since a pregnant woman shouldn't be on the floor picking up popcorn. Of course, the Twitterverse instead took the opportunity to flame Bass for his performance on the mound this year.
When someone asked Bass who he felt should've been the one to clean up the mess, he responded with "the cleaning crew they hire". What followed was a burn for the ages, regardless of what team you find yourself rooting for.
Many of Twitter's finest came out of the woodwork to let Bass know why he (and his wife) was in the wrong for this incident and the complaint that followed. Apparently, the popcorn was provided by United and was not brought aboard by his wife, does that make it any better in your opinion? To some, probably. To others, probably not.
Bass capped off the entertaining thread by letting everyone know that his issues with United are being resolved internally by the airline. The argument could be made that someone needs to pick up the popcorn and perhaps posting about it on social media before making private attempts to resolve the issue would've been better.
Either way, this feels like a Twitter roast that could've been avoided. Not a great look for the 12-year big league veteran.