It used to be that everybody knew Mike Bacsik for serving up home run number 756 to Barry Bonds. The good news for Mike Bacsik: giving up a homer is no longer the only reason people know who he is. The bad news for Mike Bacsik: now people know him for being racist.â†µ
I'm not going to pretend that a handful of presumably drunken tweets reveal everything we need to know about Mike Bacsik as a person, but it's safe to say that, as Bacsik watched the Mavericks play the Spurs on Sunday night, he posted a few things to the Internet that he probably shouldn't have posted. Among them:â†µ
If I get cancer and I'm going to die I will blow NBA officesâ†µ
Congrats to all the dirty mexicans in San Antonio
Bacsik has since deleted his tweets and apologized, but the screenshot function is a powerful tool. Whether Bacsik was voicing his true beliefs or simply lashing out out of frustration, he has unwisely left that decision up to an unforgiving and readily judgmental public.â†µ
On an interesting note, between now and the time that screenshot was taken, Bacsik has gained more than 300 followers. If you're starting up a new company and looking to establish a presence in a saturated and overwhelming market, there are a lot of things you can to do draw attention to yourself, but based on recent evidence, as option #1 I might recommend hate speech.