Trevor May could've had a better day than he had Wednesday, serving up a backbreaking home run in the Twins' loss to the Mets and then getting attacked by keyboard warriors on social media.
Shortly after the Twins lost 14-4, May announced that he needed to take a break from Twitter – sound advice for anyone looking to avoid one of the most toxic places on the internet.
An hour later, May was back ... tweeting.
"That lasted about an hour," said May, announcing his change of plans. "I decided to do something different. I enjoy Twitter and I’m not probably ever going to leave. If I need to be the punching bag on days I deserve it, then so be it. Let me have it. I can take it and if I gave into the negativity, that would be worse."
Basically, May was to Twitter followers what the Twins are to the Yankees: A personal punching bag.
May then went on an apology spree, in a way killing his haters with kindness, by telling them he's sorry for the bad performance.
Here's a sampling of the comments he responded with an apology to.
May, in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, owns a 3.79 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 35.2 innings. His overall numbers are solid and much better than his career averages (4.69 ERA), but there's no doubt that he's had ups and downs this season.