Friday, July 11, 2008

Israel Baseball League's new promoter doesn't have a Bat-signal, so he communicates through "tweets"

David Solomont, the controversial new backer and promoter of the new and improved Israel Baseball League, is a controversial Boston businessman perhaps best known for a 2004 lawsuit in which he was accused of siphoning more than a million dollars in funds from a software firm while he served as its CEO. He also likes to express himself and hint at his plans on something called Twitter, a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (or tweets) which are text-based posts, ranging up to 140 characters long ("for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?). Solomont teased his participation through tweets. His latest posting is above.

Now, with the IBL's four-team, 20-game, three-week, momentum-keeping mini-season on the verge of cancellation, and the promise of Solomont as check-writing angel deferred to Solomont as soliciting promoter, we only hope that he'd planned from the start to first seek money from others, and then, if it didn't come through, just when the IBL seems on the verge of collapse, the agora teetering on its side, he'd ride in like the Lone Ranger, the saviour on a white horse, to write the check and save the IBL!!

Hero or Twit?

Time will tell!

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