What’s In a Tweet: A Lesson From Brandon McCarthy

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Brandon McCarthy – Oakland – 2012 Home (Photo credit: BaseballBacks)

A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy took to Twitter to provide us all with some humor. You may ask, what is so special about a professional athlete Tweeting? Simple, after suffering severe head trauma sustained by a line drive, the simple act of composing a tweet, is nothing short of a miracle.

Fans, the media, athletes themselves, are easily caught up in the day-to-day drama of professional sports. Who’s on the disabled list, who’s starting, who’s thinking about free agency, etc. McCarthy’s injury brought reality back to all of us. Sports is entertainment. That’s it. Brandon McCarthy is 29-years old with a life ahead of him.

A simple tweet to the rest of us, but for McCarthy is step towards recovering. We take for granted our daily thoughts. We can all learn nothing is for granted.

Good luck Brandon. Our thoughts are with you and your family. And thanks for the Tweets!

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