John Smoltz gave the most John Smoltz answer ever on using Twitter
By Adam Weinrib
No self-respecting Yankees fan enjoys a nationally-broadcast John Smoltz game on FOX.
Anecdotally, it feels like the Yankees lose the vast majority of games where they're given national exposure (you can expand that to TBS, which usually means they're facing the Astros in the ALCS).
More specifically, though, people just do not enjoy listening to Smoltz talk about the Yankees. He's stuck in the past -- a past that, not so coincidentally, includes a few World Series losses to the Yanks. He stays with outdated narratives far too long, and might be the only guy left who brings up Aaron Judge being injury-prone in the same breath with his home run record. He hates advanced stats and analytics and loves rubbing dirt in things.
The game may very well have left him behind, long before Rob Manfred's new rules were even a twinkle in his eye.
So it should come as no surprise that Smoltz, as related to David Cone, Justin Shackil and James Smyth on Jomboy Media's Toeing the Slab, stays off Twitter because listening to his critics is a "waste of time". After all, they "never played the game".
Yankees enemy John Smoltz hates being on Twitter because people tell him he's bad
Not shocking whatsoever that Smoltz lumps his Twitter critics in with MLB's analytically-inclined executives. Never played the game, don't care, what else is on?
Twitter is a cesspool. Smoltz definitely isn't wrong about that. Hilariously enough, though, Smoltz might be the only announcer on planet earth who actually does show some bias on national broadcasts.
Bias against the way the game is changing, as well as bias against the Yankees, the team that stole his gold in 1996 and 1999 and a franchise he obviously hates (with good reason). Maybe get someone to filter out the legitimate criticism from the garbage replies, Smoltzy? You might learn something.