Update: Rubin is back to tweeting today. In fact, he sent nearly the exact same tweet early this morning.
With the launch of ESPNNewYork.com a few days away, Rich Coutinho, who covers the Mets for ESPN 1050 tweeted the new account for Adam Rubin, who left the New York Daily News to join ESPN New York.
The account, @AdamRubinESPN, already has 404 followers in roughly three hours.
Rubin greeted his new followers with a kind thanks and tweeted that the Web site launches Friday.
A half-hour later, Rubin sent another tweet from his BlackBerry, reading: “Not supposed to start yet but some tidbits: Rotation shuffle/Pelfrey not starting Game 2; Santos and F-Mart to AAA; Acosta claimed for Bisons”
But when clicking through to that tweet a few minutes later while I was preparing to write something about Mike Pelfrey being bumped, I was directed to this page, telling me that “This page does not exist!”
Going back to Rubin’s Twitter page, the second tweet he sent, where he mentioned he “wasn’t supposed to start yet” had been deleted. Below is the screengrab from my TweetDeck, for evidence…Either Rubin pulled it himself or the suits behind ESPN New York got him to pull it, we may never know. But ESPN New York hasn’t even launched yet and we’re already seeing the tightening of the leash.