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Believe it or not, "Hammerin'" Hank Aaron is on Twitter! And he made news with his last tweet.
Believe it or not, "Hammerin'" Hank Aaron is on Twitter! And he made news with his last tweet. (Photo: Rubenstein / WikiCommons)

Hank Aaron tweets? Yes, he does

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:

 

 Love it. And Sherman’s response:

Another small reminder of how cool Twitter can be, which often gets lost amid all the insanity (and idiocy) that usually occurs.

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