Yonder Alonso Had an Interesting Tweet Today…

Early this morning, Yonder Alonso tweeted “Ones a cheater always a cheater!!!” I thought that was an interesting thing to tweet, so I responded, as you can see above. I didn’t get a response.

Left to Right: Ryan Perry, Yasmani Grandal, Yonder Alonso and Ryan Braun

I thought it was a weird thing to tweet since his Miami teammate, and current Padres teammate Yasmani Grandal was recently suspended from MLB for cheating. I don’t know either of them personally. I know they’re both Cuban and they both play baseball. Can I, in good conscience, make the jump that Yonder is talking about Yasmani when he says, “Once* a cheater always a cheater!!!“? Of course not. Nobody can.

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 27: Yonder Alonso #23 of the San Diego Padres puts shaving cream on the face Yasmani Grandal #12 after the Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 at Petco Park in a baseball game on August 27, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Are they buddies? I don’t know. I think people assume they are because they’re both Cuban, they went to college together, and they play professionally together. Buddies enough for Yonder to throw pie in Yasmani’s face…

However, like I said… I can’t jump to conclusions, so I will present to you the facts.

  • Yasmani was suspended 50 games in November 2012 for using PEDs.
  • Yasmani released a statement: “I am responsible for what I put into my body. I must accept responsibility for my actions and serve my suspension.”
  • We haven’t heard from Yasmani Grandal on twitter since October.
  • Today, January 3rd, 2012, Yonder tweeted, “Once* a cheater always a cheater!!!
  • I asked Yonder if he was referring to anyone in particular.
  • I got no response from Yonder.
  • Yonder deleted the tweet.

That’s all I’ve got. Maybe it has nothing to do with Yasmani at all? But why delete the tweet instead of just clarifying that you were talking about, say… a chess or a checkers match? I don’t know either. I’ll let you know if I hear back from Yonder or Yasmani.


[*correction mine]

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