The REAL Bobby Parnell
No, there is no such Twitter account as bobbyparnell_thereal (yet).
It turns out that MLB Networks used a photo of someone else to promote Bobby Parnell’s start tonight … and the person who caught the error was none other than Bobby’s grandma, Patricia Schwan.
Further, Mrs. Schwan sent this photo of her and Bobby to the network — perhaps so they’d know what he looks like for the next time. And, at 6:35 PM tonight, she will join MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, Dave Valle & Clint Hurdle live on MLB Tonight to apologize, show her the new photo of Parnell and to talk about her grandson.
One can only hope that Jerry Manuel knows what Bobby Parnell looks like. It would be quite a disaster if, say, he told bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello to take the mound.