Fake Jonathan Broxton Tweets Dupe Cincinnati ABC Affiliate at MLB Trade Deadline

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 31, 2012

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 24:  Jonathan Broxton #51 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ninth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 24, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
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The MLB trade deadline came and went with a flurry of deals. Such excitement was bound to have some hilarious fallout. 

The biggest mistake wasn't from a team overpaying for a pitcher, or a down-in-the-dumps team selling off top talent—it was from a news agency being duped by a fake Twitter account. 

Deadspin caught a humorous gaffe by WCPO.com. which included two tweets from @Brox4AllStarz, a fake account for former Royals pitcher Jonathan Broxton, in its article about the trade. 

The big man who blows away hitters from the mound was just traded from the Royals to the Cincinnati Reds, and this ABC affiliate was no doubt eager to get word from the man being sent out of town. 

Here is a screen capture of the initial report, which has since been amended. 

Look to the bottom and you can spot the hilarious rants of a faux Twitter account. It's less of a real pitcher's thoughts and more of what a mindless meathead would state after being traded. 

Here is the first tweet used:

Brox thanks the good people of KansasTown. You were so nice to ol Broxy. Sorry for eating all the BBQ that one time. And that other time.

— Brox (@Brox4AllStarz) July 31, 2012

And the glorious second:

So many fans of RedTeam sayin nice things 2 ol' Broxy. Brox not nervous no more. SinseeTown is great. Gonna throw the ball hard for you guys

— Brox (@Brox4AllStarz) July 31, 2012

While Broxton had some issues with pitch selection back when he was the Dodgers' closer, we will give him a tad more credit for being more articulate than this. 

Still, you may want to hide your barbecue from the real guy too. 


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