Ian Stewart Twitter Denouement: An Apology, a Managerial Reaction, an Agent Statement, and a Suspension

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Ian Stewart Twitter Denouement: An Apology, a Managerial Reaction, an Agent Statement, and a Suspension

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Apropos of last night/this morning’s Ian Stewart Twitter flap, let me present the kinda-sorta resolution, as it played out on Twitter.

From Stewart:

https://twitter.com/IAN_STEWART_2sc/status/344556763477073921

https://twitter.com/IAN_STEWART_2sc/status/344556884663095296

https://twitter.com/IAN_STEWART_2sc/status/344556977608867841

From Dale Sveum (not on the Twitterz, mind you, but this is as close as it gets):

From a statement by Ian Stewart’s agent:

And from Theo Epstein, with the hammer:

On a suspension without pay, if there’s cause (everyone contract has a provision that you won’t disparage the organization, so this probably qualifies), a negotiated release where Stewart doesn’t get his full $2 million salary is a real possibility. Under other circumstances – i.e., without an unpaid suspension – the Player’s Association would never let that happen.

So, it’s possible that this ended up working out well for the Cubs. We’ll see how it all shakes out.


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