Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine, the unquestioned leading hobby publication on the market. Today on his Twitter account, Olds had some comments about hobby blogger, and known Beckett detractor, Voice of the Collector.
The ball got rolling when Olds "re-tweeted" a Follow Friday list by CardboardIcons - with Olds choosing to delete the link to Voice of the Collector's Twitter account. Here is the conversation on Twitter that followed:
CardboardIcons - @chrisolds2009 notice you left a guy off that RT. LMFAO.
Chris Olds -Editor of Beckett Baseball magazine -@cardboardicons Yep. And there are countless reasons why. I don't know him, he doesn't know me. But he insists on building his identity with cheap shots, so there's no need to FF (Follow Friday).
Field Level View - @chrisolds2009 @cardboardicons I completely understand where Chris is coming from, whether I agree or not.
Chris Olds -Editor of Beckett Baseball magazine - @FieldLevelView It's easy to be negative ... and it's easy to lie if you're desperate to get hits and love cheapshots. It happens a lot.
There has not been a response by VOTC on Twitter at the time this was posted. His last Twitter message implied that he was already having a rough day because he was heading to a dentist appointment.
UPDATE: VOTC - Via Twitter: For the record I don't recall EVER attacking anyone at Beckett personally. It's business, never personal. I harbor no ill will to anyone. What prompted this? I have never attacked him personally in any (way). In fact I really like his (Chris Olds) writing.