Chew On That

Yesterday, my colleague Eddie Middlebrook wrote an article, titled “Goat Of The Week: Josh Hamilton” which you can see here. Eddie rebutted all of Hamilton’s ridiculous quotes about the crowd being loud and so on. At 12:50 yesterday, Eddie’s article went up here on, and there was quite a bit of fanfare. Eddie touched a nerve with a lot of fans, as it pertains to Josh Hamilton. One fan however, was really fired up and took it to Josh on Twitter.

That fan is Michael Gruber. You may know him as Grubes, Shoopy or on Twitter as @tweetgrubes. Normally Michael Gruber is a very funny guy who has the moth joke, the Q & A bit and the Kitten Face movement in his comedic arsenal. However, on Saturday, Michael Gruber stripped off the persona and his love of the Rangers came shining through. If you witnessed it, you saw Twitter greatness, if not, here is the excerpt from Grubes’ Twitter rant:

12:56 pm @tweetgrubes: Hi Josh. It’s me again. @thejoshhamilton

12:59 pm @tweetgrubes: I heard your comments yesterday and I would like to have an open discussion with you. @thejoshhamilton

12:59 pm @tweetgrubes: Yes, you got booed and I’m sure that hurts. But you really seem to be enjoying this “villain” role since you left. @thejoshhamilton

1:00 pm @tweetgrubes: Why? Because us Ranger fans weren’t pleased with your performance last June, July and September? @thejoshhamilton

1:00 pm @tweetgrubes: Because you looked like you’d rather be anywhere else than on the field? And most of the time, weren’t? @thejoshhamilton

1:01 pm: @tweetgrubes: “Oh, God hates me because I’m dipping. Wah wah wah.” “I drank a Monster Energy and now I can’t see.” @thejoshhamilton

1:02 pm @tweetgrubes: We kept hearing stuff like that all season. It got tiring after a while. @thejoshhamilton

1:02 pm @tweetgrubes: Beltre’s intestines were practically hanging out and he missed one game because of it. One game. @thejoshhamilton

1:03 pm @tweetgrubes: We Ranger fans are a proud people and we don’t like being talked down to. Especially by a dullard such as yourself. @thejoshhamilton

1:03 pm @tweetgrubes: Yes, the Cowboys are the big Kahuna in this town. That can’t be denied. But we love our baseball. @thejoshhamilton

1:04 pm @tweetgrubes: And while attendance hasn’t always been great, we sure as hell know how to support a team that actually puts forth effort. @thejoshhamilton

1:04 pm @tweetgrubes: You were insanely good the first two months of the season. Then you practically stopped putting out effort. @thejoshhamilton

1:05 pm @tweetgrubes: It felt like you gave up on us. And it hurt. Then you left. @thejoshhamilton

1:06 pm @tweetgrubes: And while that wasn’t totally unexpected, the manner in which you left sucked. @thejoshhamilton

1:07 pm @tweetgrubes: You might as well have farted on Nolan Ryan’s head while tinkling in Mark Holtz Lake. @thejoshhamilton

1:07 pm @tweetgrubes: We loved you. And despite the boos for ONE AT-BAT in that playoff game, we always wanted you back. @thejoshhamilton

1:08 pm @tweetgrubes: It’s unfortunate that the Rangers didn’t make much of an effort to retain you. But you shouldn’t have taken it out on us. @thejoshhamilton

1:09 pm @tweetgrubes: It’s very disappointing. And really, it shows your true colors. You’re no different than any of us. @thejoshhamilton

1:10 pm @tweetgrubes: But you act superior because you have all this talent and money. And you think you’re clever and all that. @thejoshhamilton

1:10 pm @tweetgrubes So chew on that for a little while. @thejoshhamilton

1:11 pm @tweetgrubes: Enjoy the irony of playing for the Angels but living in the most soulless town in America. #KittenFaceForLife @thejoshhamilton

Patrick Despain is the CEO and Co-Founder of ShutDown Inning. He can be reached at or on Twitter @ShutDownInning
Patrick Despain
Patrick is a member of the IBWAA and creator of Shutdown Inning. He was raised him Arlington, Texas and grew up watching games on HSE and listening to Eric Nadel and Mark Holtz on the radio. He is a long time Rangers fan and never achieved his dream of being a bat boy. He know lives in Georgia with dreams of a Texas return.

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