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Enjoy White Sox Pitcher Lucas Giolito’s Nonracist Tweets About Baking

Some athletes’ teenage tweets are hateful. Others’ are about pie.

A hero we can all believe in   Photo: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune

As Brewers pitcher Josh Hader is learning this week, a person’s old tweets can unearth some ugly, embarrassing skeletons. The lefty is under fire for a string of racist and homophobic remarks he tweeted in 2011 and 2012, when he was 17, which were dug up during the All-Star break.

It’s happened repeatedly in sports, including to Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo on the heels of his NCAA title win, and to Mitchell Trubisky, freshly drafted by the Bears.

One Chicago athlete who doesn’t have this problem? White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito. In fact, as Twitter user @ChiSoxFanMike pointed out on Wednesday, the 24-year-old’s teenage tweets are pure gold.

Giolito’s tweets quickly made the rounds, and it’s not hard to see why. He waxes poetic on the simple joys of the aquarium touch tank and cereal with dad, on the genius of Pixar sequels.

The Californian’s choicest posts span from 2011 to 2013, a formative period during which he was drafted by Washington Nationals. Giolito eventually made his major league debut in 2016, and landed in Chicago via a trade that winter.

He also seems to have a zest for baking:

A scroll through Giolito’s Instagram provides moments of wonder as well:

Extraordinary indeed.

Of course, as Sirius Black once said, “we’ve all got both light and dark inside of us,” and Giolito reminded fans yesterday that he’s not perfect.

Just kidding, he is perfect.

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