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ESPN's Jim Bowden is having a weird trade deadline

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A weird, unfortunate trade deadline

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Bowden is the former GM of the Reds and Nationals, and currently an analyst for ESPN. He's also having a very weird trade deadline. A fake Joel Sherman account tweeted that Marlon Byrd was going to the Yankees, and it was retweeted because people are fools. A minute later, Bowden tweeted this:

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Confirming the scoop? A scoop of his own? Or reading Twitter with the rest of us and passing the scoop off as his own? It sure looks like the latter. A half-hour later, Bowden's Twitter handle changed to @JimBowdiv, and he has an newbie's egg for a profile picture. There's no mention of ESPN or XM anywhere.

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There are people having a stressful deadline right now, but it seems like Bowden might be atop the power rankings.

And now it's time for Jim Bowden GIFs.

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Update: First, once Bowden changed his handle to @JimBowdiv, that left the old account wiiiiide open. Someone swooped, so get ready for some fake rumors!

That's not Jim Bowden. This new one has 300+ followers. Be warned.

Second, Jim Bowden is Ralph now.

Okay.