CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - If you follow the Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer’s Twitter page you are treated to an array of topics.
Drones, pitching duels and politics are often on the menu.
More than most athletes and stars, Bauer enjoys tweeting back to fans, and non-fans that he often describes as trolls.
This recent battle started with a tweet from a user named Nikki (@nikkigiless) who said, “My new least favorite person in all sports” and tagged Bauer.
The tweet, which has since been deleted got Bauer to reply with, “Welcome to the fan club" with a kiss emoji.
It’s not just the tweet that’s gone, now the user’s page has been deleted after trading comments back and forth with Bauer since Jan. 5.
Bauer has even gone back in the women’s profile and commented on posts like:
The user accused Bauer of harassment:
Bauer claims the obsession is on Nikki’s end:
I have reached out to the Indians organization who said they are aware of the tweets, but that players are in control of their own social media accounts.
They followed up by saying that Bauer’s account does not represent the Indians as an organization.
When asked if they have been in contact with Bauer since the Twitter-tantrum, they declined to elaborate any further than the above statement.