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Takin’ It To The Tweets: Bud Norris Can’t Stand Brian Wilson’s Taco Bell Spot

I know, I know, your first question is: who in the heck is Bud Norris and why should anyone give a rip what he thinks? My sentiments exactly.

But in the interest of providing some context, Bud Norris is a pitcher for the horrible Houston Astros. He went 6-11 in 31 starts with a very respectable 3.77 ERA and he can’t stand Brian Wilson’s new Taco Bell commercial where Brian Wilson acts all Brian Wilson. In fact, the new sport is driving him so nuts that he expressed his displeasure Monday night on Twitter.

While it is pointed out over at Big League Stew that Norris’ rant could have at least been somewhat precipitated by TBS’ incessant airing of the spot, the fact that Norris questions a player with a much more accomplished baseball career regarding what he does in his spare time comes across as a bit foolish and petty. Maybe Norris is a bit slow on the uptake, but in case he hadn’t noticed, the Giants didn’t qualify for the playoffs this season, so it’s not like Wilson’s work in a Taco Bell commercial is interfering with his baseball career. Maybe if it had a been a tweet from Chuck Norris or something I would have cared a bit more.

[H/T Big League Stew]