Commentary: Contreras blocked me and I miss him already


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Photo credit: Melissybk Twitter
Photo credit: Melissybk Twitter

Dear Willson Contreras,

We don’t really know each other personally, but we’ve had a brief, if not passionate, encounter recently that I believe has led to you blocking me on Twitter. I will admit that sometimes my mouth/fingers get ahead of my brain and I say/write things that when the heat of the moment has passed, I regret.

This weekend someone, not you, posted a picture of you seemingly about to throw a small cat. I know that you would most likely never do something like that and I was surprised to see the picture. At the time I had not had an opportunity to see other Cubs players pictured with cats in what was clearly many postings of cute feline pictures.

Had I known it was but one in a series I would never have even made a dumb comment.

I want you to know that I am one of your biggest supporters, and in fact, I have written several columns pointing out that you are one of the core players for the Cubs. If memory serves me, I might have even listed you as high as three in one story, so, I have no ax to grind with you at all.

As a contributing columnist on a decidedly pro-Cubs website, it is not helpful to have players or management from the Chicago Cubs against you. In fact, it is downright shameful, and it hurts the image of this outstanding media organization. As you are no doubt aware it is one of the fastest growing Cubs websites in America. We are fair but truthful in our coverage and our readers have come to expect reliable information and insightful stories from us.

I hope that someone close to you will share this letter with you and we can resume our Twitter relationship once again. It has only been three days, but I miss you already.

Please accept my sincere apologies for my overreaction and again, I meant you no harm or disrespect.

With Warm Regards,

Dan Marich

P.S. Here are some cute photos of cats:

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