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NFT: Fake baseball writer revealed as catfish

DanMetroMan : 11/9/2017 9:52 am
"A baseball blogger who went by the name Ryan Schultz has been fired from gigs at Baseball Prospectus and Beyond the Box Score amid allegations that the writer harassed women on Twitter while posting under an assumed identity.

Schultzís alleged catfishing ploy, and the harassment that accompanied it, came to light thanks to a Twitter user named Erin, who shared a long note Wednesday night accusing the since-deactivated account of emotionally abusing and harassing her and several of her friends. She claimed that Schultz was not the married man he purported to be but was in fact a 21-year-old woman."


What I don't understand is how this person managed to be employed as a baseball writer for 8 years? Very strange.
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Wait - did I read that right?  
jcn56 : 11/9/2017 9:58 am : link
She's 21 *now*? And this has been going on for 8 years?

And in the course of all this - she posed as a married man and managed to get some nudes out of these women?

Those are some skills right there (and some extremely gullible people).
So a 13 year old girl  
pjcas18 : 11/9/2017 10:06 am : link
was writing for baseball prospectus the past 8 years?

am I missing something there?
Punked by a 13 year old?  
Greg from LI : 11/9/2017 10:06 am : link
That's gonna leave a mark.
Why is it..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 11/9/2017 10:07 am : link
almost a certainty that the 13 year old girl knows more about baseball than Suzyn Waldmann?
RE: So a 13 year old girl  
DanMetroMan : 11/9/2017 10:08 am : link
In comment 13683313 pjcas18 said:
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was writing for baseball prospectus the past 8 years?

am I missing something there?


That's apparently the story. I've looked for articles with more details and have yet to really find anything substantial.
The San Diego Padres  
old man : 11/9/2017 10:33 am : link
must have been using Baseball Perspectus, particularly the Ryan Schultz blogs, to do their drafting, the last 8 years anyway.
OK...dig aside...there's a 2 hour made4tv move right there.
admit it anyone over the age of 45  
GentleGiant : 11/9/2017 10:46 am : link
you thought catfish was Catfish Hunter
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jcn56 : 11/9/2017 10:53 am : link
In comment 13683407 GentleGiant said:
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you thought catfish was Catfish Hunter


C'mon, after that whole incident with Manti Te'o around draft time?
And Catfish Hunter  
pjcas18 : 11/9/2017 10:55 am : link
has been dead for like 20 years.
People  
DanMetroMan : 11/9/2017 11:00 am : link
thought this was a mans voice?
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pjcas18 : 11/9/2017 11:04 am : link
In comment 13683437 DanMetroMan said:
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thought this was a mans voice? Link - ( New Window )


this can't be real. if this was April 1 I'd know it's fake, seems like an elaborate Onion article.
you've got to be kidding me  
Greg from LI : 11/9/2017 11:06 am : link
That voice is clearly either female or a prepubescent boy.
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