CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell has a way of rubbing people the wrong way. Like when he’s asking out a teenaged Kate Upton on live television despite having a pregnant wife at home. Or when he’s complaining about the “quality” of the Playboy Playmates at a Super Bowl party. Or criticizing child spellers, whining about the manner in which he received his free donut and taking it upon himself to legislate Twitter — not that I’m keeping track or anything.
His latest attention-grabbing tweet addressed his opinions on the travel needs of professional baseball players. Injured Nats closer Drew Storen, perhaps feeling that those opinions were naive, decided to school Rovell. The takedown was quick and effective, lending further credence to the unfollowdarrenrovell movement.
That the MLB union asks for getaway days & an earlier travel time out of away city isn't a good for players looking to max their $.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) June 4, 2012
Where's the data that the MLB union can present that leaving on a plane at 6pm is better for the players than leaving at 2am?— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) June 4, 2012
@darrenrovell I strongly disagree with that. The six hour difference allows us to get quality sleep. Regardless of when we can wake up,— Drew Storen (@DrewStoren) June 4, 2012
@darrenrovell you can't get true recovery sleep by going to bed when the sun comes up. Those hours of bad sleep will add up quick— Drew Storen (@DrewStoren) June 4, 2012
@darrenrovell during a six month season when you are expected to play at the top of your game almost everyday.— Drew Storen (@DrewStoren) June 4, 2012
@darrenrovell Having players perform at the top of their abilities in order to win the most games is better for business. It's about winning— Drew Storen (@DrewStoren) June 4, 2012
@darrenrovell not necessarily because not every team flys the same distance. Teams on either coast will have longer flights.— Drew Storen (@DrewStoren) June 4, 2012
@darrenrovell and if everyone does it, it will limit the quality of baseball being played and limit its entertainment value.— Drew Storen (@DrewStoren) June 4, 2012