SI.com – If you were surprised by Thursday morning’s trade that sent White Sox ace Jose Quintana to the Cubs for a four-player prospect package, you weren’t alone. The news dropped out of nowhere on a baseball-less day during the All-Star break, and in a truly unexpected twist in our social media era, the report came not from one of the game’s more plugged-in reporters like Ken Rosenthal or Jon Heyman, but from the teams themselves, who both tweeted out the news.
If you can believe this Reddit post, though, two people can lay claim to being the first non-team officials to know about the deal thanks to a well-placed insider. And because this is Reddit, of course, both of the guys who posted about the then-trade rumor have butt-themed usernames.
Yes, “KatyPerrysBootyHole” and “wetbutt23” (not exactly Woodward and Bernstein there) managed to scoop everyone on a deal so secret that, at one point, White Sox president Rick Hahn and Cubs president Theo Epstein were negotiating it while hidden behind a baseball display at the All-Star Game Fanfest in Miami. And this newsbreaking duo did it thanks to “a friend who’s [sic] brother’s friend” works for the Cubs and spilled the beans, with both posters claiming a trade was imminent at r/whitesox late last night.
Anyway, despite being pressed for proof by skeptical Redditors, both KPBH and wetbutt were proven right, which makes me think that they’re actually Hahn and Epstein having a butt-related laugh.
If “KatyPerrysBootyHole” and “wetbutt23” can be insiders and break trades you can too. Sort of an “Eff You” to the Nightingales of the world and just another healthy reminder to Main Stream “Sports” Media that the end is near. No one knows that better than Ken Rosenthal who lost his job at Foxsports.com with the news they were going to an all video format. Fox could see it coming but my friends at Highlight Hub did years ago so check them out first.
“KatyPerrysBootyHole” and “wetbutt23” and the internet just sent ESPN and FOX yamming into the bathroom and I couldn’t be happier.