Former Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff got himself into some trouble over the weekend when he interacted with some people on Twitter.
On Tuesday morning, Mike Krukow was asked why he stays off social media.
"I know how emotional I get," Krukow explained on KNBR 680. "The worst thing in the world -- you go back after a game and you have a couple glasses of wine and now all the sudden something upsets you and you say something that's stupid ... I feel that I owe the Giants.
"This is really a great expession of how important sports and music and entertainment is. You have 41,000 coming to that ballpark every night -- and not all of us agree politically or religiously on much. But we do agree on one thing -- we like baseball and we like the Giants. I feel that as a representative of the Giants, I owe them the responsbility of keeping my opinion to myself.
"I have opinions religiously and politically but I keep those to myself because of who I work for, because of what I do for a living"
Does Krukow also refrain from using social media because he would have a tough time preventing himself from interacting with fans regarding baseball-specific content?
"Not so much," Krukow answered. "I love the passion ... we are passionate people. And I think that what I've learned over the years is again -- respect the person that does not agree with you. Have the ability to make your opinion, to make your case and then back off.
"I don't do it because I think there are way too many opportunities to put your foot in your mouth. So I stay away from it. I've seen so many of my peers and fellow broadcasters have one bad moment and it's something that haunts them for the rest of their career.
"It just isn't worth it."