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How Fat Billy Butler is According to Twitter

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There's very little questioning of Billy Butler's sveltness, but those that are active on the internet social media platform of "Twitter" really like to express this sentiment.

If you aren't familiar with "Twitter" it is a website that allows users, after registering, to post a maximum 140 character blurb (referred to as a "tweet") to those who have clicked the "follow" button of the user. That's the theoretical use of Twitter, but it has a much different practical use.

Hardly anyone actually uses Twitter to post their feelings on sports, political issues, movies and television etc... Instead they are mostly focused on posting about Billy Butler's weight. According to this survey in March 95% of all Twitter use relates to tweeting about Billy Butler's weight. Since the season has gotten into full swing that use has spiked to 98%.

According to the baseball sabermetric site "FanGraphs", Butler is last in the league in "wRC+ Per Pound Ratio" at 2.49. He's first in OBP (Overall Belly Poundage), second in RBI (RiBeyes Ingested), and fourth in the league in WAR (Weight Above Replacement).

The above stats only reflect the statistical performance and relevance of Billy Butler and his weight. This is leaving out the empirical evidence that one can view in person up to 81 home games a year (or 162 if you truly enjoy ogling Butler).

So the author has taken to the earlier referenced social media platform and will present to you the aforementioned description of tweets that show 100% correlation to the previously stated March study and Billy Butlers weight.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Billy Butler is a fat, fucking, piece of shit. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoWhiteSox?src=hash">#GoWhiteSox</a></p>&mdash; Chris M. (@cmmarysz) <a href="https://twitter.com/cmmarysz/statuses/491379712003149824">July 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>First time I saw Billy Butler I asked my Dad &quot;Who is that fat guy&quot;? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Whyishestillhere?src=hash">#Whyishestillhere</a></p>&mdash; Zach Davidson (@zachdavidson20) <a href="https://twitter.com/zachdavidson20/statuses/491390757274533888">July 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Billy Butler and Alex Gordon... Remember the good times.. When Butler was fat but could hit.. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Royals?src=hash">#Royals</a> <a href="http://t.co/IEgel02uWU">pic.twitter.com/IEgel02uWU</a></p>&mdash; Dr. Koppe (@TKoppe22) <a href="https://twitter.com/TKoppe22/statuses/490951056755400704">July 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Billy butler will be gone by deadline. Hell, just release his fat ass. Someone will pick him up for 3 months. He is hated as a person inKc</p>&mdash; randell l (@Bigpapapump58) <a href="https://twitter.com/Bigpapapump58/statuses/490676980946186240">July 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Billy Butler is fat and slow and I hate him.</p>&mdash; DK T Shirts (@DonKellyTshirts) <a href="https://twitter.com/DonKellyTshirts/statuses/478698542283108352">June 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Even Siri thinks Billy Butler is fat! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Royals?src=hash">#Royals</a> <a href="http://t.co/YrbMDvCkJW">pic.twitter.com/YrbMDvCkJW</a></p>&mdash; Robert (@RobertElledge89) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertElledge89/statuses/467114929250504704">May 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Billy Butler&#39;s so fat that between pitches he takes his own BBQ sauce out of his back pocket and takes a swig <a href="http://t.co/K0OBgWRCop">pic.twitter.com/K0OBgWRCop</a></p>&mdash; Brenan Casler (@brenan_with1n) <a href="https://twitter.com/brenan_with1n/statuses/451446628302336000">April 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Billy Butler is just terrible. The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Royals?src=hash">#Royals</a> will never get anything in trade for him. We couldn&#39;t get Chris Getz for him.</p>&mdash; Seth Lewis (@Chiefsfan007) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chiefsfan007/statuses/490932091819786240">July 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Not a fat reference, but the Royals would be unable to acquire Chris Getz, who is retired, for a current MLB batter.