There are fans, there are superfans and then there are complete mental cases who should be locked up for the good of society.
Cliff Lee evidently has one of the last type of fan following him. Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com tweeted this “tidbit” about Lee’s weird fan experience:
— Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) February 23, 2014
Did Cliff send the fan a thank you note? What is the proper etiquette when someone sends you their fingernail clippings? Skip the note and go straight to the restraining order?
This is one of those situations that could easily escalate. Lee fails to acknowledge the insane fan. Insane fan sends Lee more unwanted grooming byproduct. Toe nail clippings. Hair clippings. Ear wax. Bits of dead skin.
Then one day, a finger in the mail. A letter written in blood.
This could easily go Fatal Attraction on Cliff. Maniacs seldom stop at level one. It’s in the maniac code. One level of insanity is never enough.
Keep an eye on your pets, Cliff. All I’m gonna say.