Guess Who’s On Twitter? Welcome None Other Than Alex Rodriguez
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Uh-oh. This could end badly.
Guess who’s the latest athlete to join Twitter?
None other than Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who just so happens to be one of — if not the — most disliked athletes in all of sports.
The 14-time All-Star’s Twitter handle is @AROD. His first tweet was actually on May 31, but Ben Grossman, the head of global operations for Twitter Media, tweeted on Monday that the account is in fact a real one.
A-Rod now has a verified blue checkmark, and as of 5:30 p.m. on Monday he had 14,783 followers. That number will clearly skyrocket with every minute. He’s only tweeted eight times and isn’t following any users.
The 37-year-old has kept his tweets baseball-centric, and wisely hasn’t written anything about his personal life which could lead to additional controversy.
Simulated game yesterday – nice to see real game pitching action!—
Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 22, 2013
First time facing live pitching today in over 8 months. Felt good to put on my helmet and metal cleats.—
Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 18, 2013
It was reported on Monday that Rodriguez, currently at the center of MLB’s investigation into Biogenesis, could start a rehab assignment next week.
The three-time American League MVP showed some power while taking simulated at-bats on Monday.
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