Spanning the Twitterverse: #CatchingHell

Spanning the Twitterverse to bring you the constant variety of tweets
The thrill of the retweet and the agony of the unfollow
The human drama of the twitter timeline
This is CadChica’s Wide World of Tworts

Tonight was quite an interesting night in the Twitterverse. If ever I wished I was doing a study in human behavior, tonight would be it. Why you ask? ESPN aired another 30 for 30 documentary tonight featuring those “lovable losers” the Cubs.

That is a little misleading, to be honest. Much like the promos for it, tonight’s 30 for 30 (“Catching Hell”) wasn’t just about the Cubs. It wasn’t just about Steve Bartman, although if the Twitterverse reaction was any indication most people thought it was. It was about scapegoats in sports. That explains the reason why former Boston Red Sox first baseman, Bill Buckner, was in the show. The Twitterverse didn’t seem to care so much.

What they cared about was Bartman. They didn’t watch to learn about the history of scapegoats. They watched because of his story. His story is that of a fan, which could be any of us. He was a man who was just a Cubs fan, but caught up in a media frenzy and public whirlwind of wrath.

The reaction was wide-ranging tonight. Rather than limiting tweets to just a few, I feel it is imperative to include a long list of tweets in this post. It provides context as to why I stated tonight would be a great night for a study in human behavior. With tweets from media, athletes and fans, in no particular order and without further explanation, here is the Twitterverse reaction:

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http://twitter.com/#!/DanWetzel/status/118850436676587520

http://twitter.com/#!/thesmugmufasa/status/118908880494395392

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THE TWEETS OF THE NIGHT

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CadChica Sports

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