People who openly post to a player on twitter with negative comments are completely gutless. I wonder if they would walk up to them and say that in a bar. Doubt it.
Twitter is about as transparent as it gets. I find it unlikely that he's getting all these crazy messages and we somehow can't find them. Searching is pretty easy.
At this point, I'm leaning towards thin skin or misguided anger based on a couple bad outings from a decent pitcher.
I don't disagree with your 2nd comment, but please save the sympathy for Sam.
Second, he wasn't complaining about anything. I'm not going out on a limb if I say 99% of all players would say people that blast them publicly for poor performance can kiss you know what.
And honestly, that's all he said. He didn't go on some long fan bashing tirade. Again, I'm in the camp that he shouldn't say anything at all, but I don't think his one line about his bashers was anything out of the ordinary or abusive.
I wonder what would happen if we had Logan Morrison on our team.
By your logic, since you make enough money to live in a home or apartment and you have enough of a social profile to have a family and friends, you aren't allowed to complain about anything in your life or respond when people attack you. After all, you are more than welcome to go panhandle under a bridge and live in anonymity. By having a job, home, and family, you've chosen to open yourself up to verbal abuse and can't complain.
Cincinnati Reds 2014 W-L Record: 76.6-85.4*
Cincinnati Reds 2015 W-L Record: TBA
Lecure should have been more polite in his response, or kept the response to himself.
The fans are his customers and Sam shouldn't engage in controversy with them. If fans are out of line the player needs to rise above it.
However, it's not the end of the world, it's good to see that Lecure cares and will try to get back on track.