In this day in age, I guess you have to assume that everyone who is anyone (and especially those are no one) has a Twitter account.
But count me as totally surprised that none other than Henry Aaron has a Twitter account. And, I’m apparently very late to the part, considering he has nearly 44,000 followers since joining (I’m guessing) in late March of last year.
I had the privilege to meet Aaron one time – on the eve of his commencement address at Marquette University – and we had a pleasant chat. He had a presence. The "it" factor. Of course he did. He had things to say, and you felt that what he did say carried some weight with it.
I bring this up because he’s only tweeted eight times.
The first seven are sort of odds and ends from the past year, promoting some appearances and the Atlanta Braves – but then he made news by tweeting the following at Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman:
.@RSherman_25 - hang in there & keep playing as well as you did Sunday. Excellent job - you have my support.— Hank Aaron (@HenryLouisAaron) January 21, 2014
Love it. And Sherman’s response:
@HenryLouisAaron Thank you very much for your support it is greatly appreciated and very humbling— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 21, 2014
Another small reminder of how cool Twitter can be, which often gets lost amid all the insanity (and idiocy) that usually occurs.Read more...