Ross ‘giggling’ amid social media frenzy after Bryant exit originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Even without access to social media, Cubs manager David Ross knew there would be a frenzy brewing when Kris Bryant exited Tuesday’s game against the Cardinals.
Bryant, whose name is hot on the rumor mill with less than two weeks until the trade deadline, left in the bottom of the fifth inning. It had fans across baseball speculating a trade was going down.
“Of course. It made me laugh,” said Ross of realizing Bryant exiting would fire up trade speculation. “I was actually giggling.
“I was like, ‘This is nice for the media and all the people at home. They get to speculate till the ninth.”
The Cubs announced an inning later Bryant left the game with right hamstring fatigue.
With the deadline around the corner, the backdrop of all the trade rumors and natural speculation wasn’t lost on Ross.
“If I could have gotten hold of [Cubs media relations director] Jason Carr not to give you guys any information,” Ross joked, “I would have and let you guys kind of run with some things.”
Absolutely diabolic, but also hilarious.
Ross couldn’t have picked a player more likely to go viral for leaving a game without an obvious reason why.
“I get all that,” he said. “It’s the first thing I thought of when he did come out and I finally had a chance to reset.
“The Rosenthals, the Heymans, all those guys, I love that they had to waste some time and make some phone calls.”
As for Bryant’s actual status, Ross said he had already planned to get him a day off on Wednesday. Bryant, an All-Star, didn’t get much time off during the break.
Whether he’s in the lineup, the speculation will carry on until something happens. Or doesn’t.
Twitter likely to roll out ‘Reactions’ feature soon
After unveiling several features this year, micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly readying new features, including Reactions, Downvotes and Sorted Replies for iOS users.
According to reverse engineer Nima Owji, the Reactions feature, which started being tested a couple of months ago, is set to launch soon, reports 9To5Mac.
With four new reactions, “tears of joy,” “thinking face,” “clapping hands” and “crying face,” this feature is designed to give users the ability to better show how conversations make them feel and to give users “a better understanding of how their Tweets are received”.
Citing the reverse engineer, the report also mentioned that the micro-blogging site is now able to store data about the downvotes feature, which is another indicator that this function will be released sooner rather than later.
The report also notes that the company changed the downvote position as well. It has even added a new tab explaining how downvotes work.
This month, the company has rolled out its in-app tipping feature to all Android users above the age of 18, following the iOS launch in September.
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Elon Musk has sold more than half of the Tesla stock that Twitter informed him.
Tesla shares have fallen 10% since Musk conducted a Tweet poll about the sale. They dropped more than 17% within the first few days following the Nov.
Twitter Investigating Bug Causing Unexpected Logouts on iOS 15
Posts on Twitter over the last several hours have shown users experiencing the bug, with some sharing frustrations that the app is requiring them to log back into Twitter upon every app launch. While some of the reports lack the specificity that the bug is happening on iOS devices, it seems likely to be the case following the acknowledgment from Twitter itself.
WHY IS TWITTER LOGGING ME OUT OF ALL OF MY ACCS???? I HAVE 8 TWITTER ACCS AND DO YOU KNOW HOW HAED TO LOG IN ALL OF THEM???????? IVE BEEN DOING IT 2 TIME ALREADY SINCE OCTOBER
— kyle (@leeknowonIyfans) November 24, 2021
I almost got a heart attack when I tried to get in my Twitter and it wanted me to log in?? I never logged out 😭😩😭
— Enny Does It All❤ (@Queen_Enny19) November 24, 2021
Users impacted by the bug are advised to ensure they’re running the latest Twitter version from the App Store and monitor the company’s support account for updates.
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