NSFW: Cardinals Pitcher Carlos Martinez Comes Out as Not Gay on Twitter

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Two weeks after Mizzou football star Michael Sam announced that he planned to become the NFL's first openly gay player, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez revealed via social media that he is definitively, 110 percent, absolutely and positively not gay.

Martinez made the surprise announcement on Twitter, by "favoriting" dozens of explicit pornographic images of women.

On Monday, Martinez's Twitter account went viral after Deadspin published a video roll of his news feed. Below are a few semi-censored highlights:

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Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny told reporters yesterday that the images "embarrassed" the club and Martinez. The Cardinals helped Martinez clean up his Twitter account on Monday evening, but by then it was too late. His feed and its raunchy content had gone viral.

Martinez is hardly the first Cardinal humiliated on social media. In 2009 former manager Tony La Russa sued the social-media service for trademark violation when an anonymous user set up a fake Tony La Russa profile. (La Russa later dismissed the lawsuit.) A year later author Buzz Bissinger used Twitter to ridicule La Russa for attending a Tea Party function. And during last year's World Series the Cardinals reprimanded prospect Tyler Melding for using Twitter to accuse Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester of cheating.

Still, at least Martinez got to keep his Twitter account -- boring as it is now. The same cannot be said about Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins' Instagram account, which disappeared last year after he posted selfies of himself with the caption "strip club ready."

E-mail the author at chad.garrison@riverfronttimes.com or follow on Twitter @chadgarrison.


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Steve Bidwell
Steve Bidwell

Who cares? The real question here: can the guy pitch?

Darsell Ellis
Darsell Ellis

Athletes need to be BANNED from Twitter n their contracts, for their own good....

tdwilliams99999
tdwilliams99999

Good thing they sort of obscured those images cause any kids who happened to come across this supposedly non-porn website would almost be protected from seeing porn.  No wonder kids are getting addicted to porn now in grade school.  My 7 year old almost saw those when scrolled down the page.  Seriously - shame on you riverfronttimes.  

Bobby Duebelbeis
Bobby Duebelbeis

We don't pay him the big bucks to have him out with TJ's surgery from playing with any balls other than baseballs.

Sarah Floodman
Sarah Floodman

Pooey on anyone offended. He's a young guy in his 20s and made an oops. This does nothing to my opinion of him or the Cardinals organization.

John Shetterly
John Shetterly

Hope he has some intelligence when it comes to baseball, baseball has been very very good to me!!!!!

Steve Reinken
Steve Reinken

whatever it takes to keep that pitching arm strong!!!!!

Benjamin A. Snow
Benjamin A. Snow

Dude should have had made a private twitter account with a fake name and something.

Drago N Hide
Drago N Hide

Yawn. So a dude likes porn. Slow news day?

Jr Moore
Jr Moore

A twenty year old man who likes porn there is a shock.

Skinny Mercer
Skinny Mercer

Shelly Pogue your comment is awesome and your right they do seem like nice girls

smdrpepper
smdrpepper topcommenter

You know what they say, those who protest loudest usually have the most to hide..

chitheatergirl
chitheatergirl

This is some serious clickbait nonsense. Mentioning Michael Sam just stirs up all the nutbags and has nothing to do with this story.

David Biernbaum
David Biernbaum

I feel badly for him that this is being made into such a big freaking deal.

Maggie McVey Vogt
Maggie McVey Vogt

Ok RFT, I'm as open minded as the next person but your edited pics from his twitter account don't leave much to the imagination. Way too much info with my morning cup of Joe. Porn doesn't make news edgy, just tasteless. Un friending-so long

Bruce Matlock
Bruce Matlock

Gonna be honest, I didn't know that people could see your favorites either.

danastepp
danastepp

GOO! You all...lol i would just like to commend you on your excellent "blur" job!!! GOOD MORNING ST. LOUIS! I was NOT expecting ALL that lol smh

Damon Gesell
Damon Gesell

It's porn, who cares? He is coming out as straight. So what? When one group feels the need to express their preference, another will do the same. I don't care if you are gay or straight. Just play. Your sexual orientation isn't something I care about. I don't watch sports to see who is gay or straight.

Scott Tyler
Scott Tyler

This explains how his changeup is 99 MPH It's all in the wrists.

Jesse Russell
Jesse Russell

I don't understand why we have to let everyone know how we like our SEX !!!

Tim Stewart
Tim Stewart

Wait, so a 22 yr old straight make likes looking at pictures of poon? Stunning.

Don Occhi
Don Occhi

Well you can say that,for sure!!

Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson

It's just his arm strength conditioning program for the off season. NBD.

Bob McCollum
Bob McCollum

The man likes his porno. No harm, no foul.

chitheatergirl
chitheatergirl

You understand that he wasn't intentionally coming out as straight, right? They just wrote that in the article to connect it to something totally unrelated.

danastepp
danastepp

I AGREE 100%...But live and let live i guess.

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