Kudos to Curt, boo to trolls
Kudos to Curt Shilling.
The former Red Sox pitcher, who led the way to the brilliant comeback victory over the Yankees in the 2004 playoffs, tracked down some Twitter trolls who had savaged his daughter on that somewhat dubious site and because of his efforts, one of them was suspended from college and the other fired from his part-time job with, of all organizations, the Yankees.
If you aren’t familiar with this, suffice it to say that Shilling posted a piece on Twitter congratulating his 17-year-old daughter on her college acceptance. He expected to get some unkind Tweets in response but what some of these morons sent was so far over the line that their parents should have melted in shame.
We don’t know exactly how Shilling tracked them down — he actually found about eight nitwits — but he did and we’re glad. More people should do that and more Tweet-heads should learn the consequences of doing what these moles did. We won’t repeat what they wrote — indeed, we can’t — but it was beyond the pale.
So, kudos to Shilling and to the Yankees and the New Jersey college that whacked these two. You know, because nothing ever disappears from the Internet, these will follow these two forever. Good luck getting any serious work in the real world.
Now, is that fair? Is it fair that something you did when you were, say, 19 will follow you for the rest of your life? Perhaps not. But life isn’t necessarily fair. If it were, idiots wouldn’t post attacks upon teenage girls just because they can. How is that fair?