Cameron Maybin Puts a Fork in Panda Express, Padres Ownership

Darren FeeneyCorrespondent IFebruary 17, 2011

DENVER - MAY 10:  Cameron Maybin #24 of the Florida Marlins shows off his pink accessories in support of the 'Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer' promotion prior to facing the Colorado Rockies during MLB action at Coors Field on May 10, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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In Cameron Maybin's defense, he hasn't played an inning in a Padre uniform yet. But that inexperience didn't keep him from making headlines Monday.

Because for all of the positives that social media represents, it also has its drawbacks. Unfortunately, Maybin found out about the drawbacks the hard way.

After dining at Panda Express, a fast-food style restaurant that serves Chinese cuisine, Maybin had an opinion about the food. So, he decided to do what every other athlete seems to be doing these days.

He took it to Twitter:

"Never eat panda express sh*ts had me feeling awful for 2 days back on my grind tomorrow, We got action..."

It didn't take long for Maybin to remove that post after it was brought to his attention that Tom Davin, the CEO of Panda Express, also has part-ownership of the Padres.

Suddenly, this tweet appeared on Maybin's feed:

"Man just got back on the wagon panda express was great today, now I'm ready for action.... Best oriental cuisine around... Let's go...!"

Lesson learned: Think before you tweet—or at least pay better attention to your fortune cookie.