I saw this story yesterday and forgot to post it, but St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is suing Twitter over a fake account. Someone was impersonating LaRussa and, well, he wasn't going to take it anymore.
There are sports stars out there that use Twitter. While most of the time the content isn't very enlightening, it's exciting to their fans to have a way to communicate in a way that never existed before. These fake accounts make the usefulness of Twitter difficult and take away from the bit of credability that it actually has.
La Russa isn't the only one who deals with these types of issues.
Apparently, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Chase Utley begain tweeting and swore he was Utley. The Real Utley.
One day he tweeted that he was bored at home and headed to the park. Meanwhile, I was sitting in the Phillies dugout watching Utley field ground balls. I contacted the Phillies PR about the account and they have refuted it saying it's not Utley.
Even then, the account swore it was Utley and said the Phillies PR was wrong.
So it begs the question: What the hell is wrong with these people?
Why do people want to pretend to be someone else?