Face it: there’s not much to be excited about if you’re a New York Mets fan.
Worse if you’re an employee of SportsNet New York, the regional sports network mostly owned by the team.
So, as the Mets go through the motions and actually beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, you get the sense that SNY staffers are, well, a little bored. Where else would you go to relieve your boredom?
That’s where SNY “SportsNite” anchor Kirk Gimenez, who used to work in the same capacity at ESPNews during the 2000’s, went as network coverage of the game was wrapping up. It is believed to be this tweet that set off what would be his own personal Peter King moment, mixed with a little Anthony Weiner:
Compelled to respond, Gimenez intended to send this to the Twitter user under the handle @Lud_Bug5, but it somehow ended up being sent to all of his followers (capture via Total Sports Blog):
Moments after that tweet was posted, Gimenez actually remembered how to send a direct message, and sent one to Mets fan Don (responsible for the above screengrab, by the way), who says, well, he meant to do that.
“Guy at work dared me to tweet it, but didn’t say I had to add (a) handle or couldn’t delete it,” he wrote.
So he’s taking the “I did it on a dare” defense (remember, those SNY folks must be bored out of their skulls on summer evenings). At least he didn’t parrot Weiner and say he was hacked.
So if he intended to send that “winning boobs” tweet, then he likely had thoughts about cheating on his wife. Yep, according to his SNY bio, Gimenez has a wife, Marisol, and the couple resides in New Jersey. For now, anyway.
“You don’t have Ike (to have sex with), but you’ve got me?”
You’re probably going to have a divorce settlement by the time the Mets are mathematically eliminated this year.
Speaking of eliminated, that’s exactly what happened to Gimenez’ Twitter account. Yep, he deleted it.
As for the other woman in this Mets “winning boobs” Twitter triangle, Lud_Bug5? That account is gone, as well. Previously, the bio read, “#SetonHall Alumna. #Mets #Jets #NotreDame Come for the #WinningBoobs, stay for the raunchy good time.”
Thanks to the magic of Topsy, I was able to capture some of the woman’s reaction in the hours after Gimenez’ pitiful attempt at a “dare”:
I also uncovered a tweet from last fall which explains an argument between the two “was totally staged and made up,” according to the woman. She identified herself as “Heather Nicole” but I guess we can dub her “Lennay Kekua” after this tweet:
So perhaps there’s a chance Gimenez’ Twitter account deactivation is also just “totally staged,” too, and once this blows over, he’ll be tweeting again.
Not so much if he wants to meet Marisol “in 5”, however.
This has not been a very good year on Twitter for the New York Mets. Just days ago, their spokesman tweeted out a fictitious news item about their young stud pitcher, Matt Harvey, being granted permission to miss his scheduled start on Wednesday night to watch a New York Rangers playoff game.
And at the very start of the year, a fan pulled a fast one on infielder Daniel Murphy during an offseason Twitter chat session.
Maybe that’s what Kirk Gimenez needs to do: Send Marisol an “I’m Sorry” creampie from Village Inn.
And if he can’t reconcile with his wife, the least he can do is rejoin Twitter. We need more enlightening tweets like this:
UPDATE, 5.11.13: A source is reporting that Gimenez has been suspended by SNY. The source claims he was “given the time off” so that he can “smooth things over with his wife.”
Incidentally, Gimenez was not anchoring “SportsNite” on Friday night; that was handled by Robin “Did You See The Rangers/Penguins Game Last Night?” Lundberg.