At the worst possible time, someone hacked MLB insider Jeff Passan’s Twitter account, which is perhaps the most prized collective asset that baseball fans have.
Yes: Passan’s account, as the most reliable reporter out there, is extremely valuable, especially in the offseason, around trade deadlines, and the MLB lockout.
Just when we appeared to be on the verge of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) being finalized, someone with a clear interest in NFT goes out and hacks Passan’s account, preventing him from tweeting what’s happening in the meetings between the league and the Players Association.
The Twitter universe, as you can imagine, reacted to Passan’s account being hacked.
Some of the reactions were actually very funny.
Passan’s Account As A Sacrifice To Get Baseball Back!
Levi Weaver, who writes for The Athletic, said the following: “Full disclosure, the rest of the writers established a council, took a vote, and we threw @JeffPassan into an NFT volcano as a sacrifice to get baseball back. He will be missed.”
Full disclosure, the rest of the writers established a council, took a vote, and we threw @JeffPassan into an NFT volcano as a sacrifice to get baseball back. He will be missed.
— Levi Weaver, idk (@ThreeTwoEephus) March 10, 2022
If that was the case, well, the baseball community would surely be very thankful: as good as Passan’s real-time reports are (they are timely and accurate), baseball is even better.
All kidding aside, we sure hope, for the sake of baseball and real-time journalism and news-sharing, that the reporter gets his account back.
As an update, after this article was published, he got it back and announced the end of the lockout.
Talk about a fantastic return.