Student Says She Felt Harassed By Indians' Pitcher Trevor Bauer On Twitter

It all began when Giles replied to a tweet from Indians' pitcher Trevor Bauer.

Evan Jankens
January 09, 2019 - 4:09 pm

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


Anytime I tweet at a celebrity or a famous athlete I don't expect a response.

I have a feeling a majority of people feel the same way. Nikki Giles from Texas State University received a tweet back from an athlete and it escalated from that.

It all began when Giles replied to a tweet from Indians' pitcher Trevor Bauer.

Bauer had responded to a tweet from Houston Astros' infielder Alex Bregman.

It was a harmless tweet between two professional baseball players who obviously know one another. Giles decided to respond to the tweet saying, "My new least favorite person in all sports."

Bauer responded cheekily, saying, "welcome to the fan club."

Giles must not have liked the response and went back at the Indians' ace, "Unfortunately I don’t think a professional athlete that tweets like a 16 year girl on her period has a fan club :/" Ouch. Now, she's done it. 

Obviously feeling triggered, Bauer decided to keep on tweeting to Giles. 

Giles spoke with USA Today about the situation.

“It has definitely ruined my last three days,” Giles told USA TODAY Sports. “I have cried daily and called my family crying because the first 12-24 hours or so I was getting a lot of hate.”

"He went almost a year back into my Twitter to find a tweet about me drinking two months before my 21st birthday and exposed it to his followers," Giles said. 

Bauer also alleged Giles, a senior in college, was the instigator.  

“He blamed me for ‘continuously tweeting him,’ ” Giles said. (That) makes zero sense because he had tagged me in over 40 tweets, which is over 10x as many tweets I mentioned him in.”

I don't know who is to blame here, or whether or not someone is to blame. Do you think Bauer was in the wrong to respond to this young lady?