Dustin Pedroia makes his Twitter debut with help from Ric Flair
Secondly, Dustin Pedroia introduced himself to the Twitter world in one of the more imaginative ways possible -- with a tribute to The Nature Boy. Ric Flair has a history with the former MVP -- he visited the Red Sox clubhouse before a game late in 2011 to present Pedroia with a championship belt. So including the WWE Hall of Famer in your inaugural tweet is a fair exchange, right?
Fewer than two hours after joining Twitter late Monday night, Pedroia had already accrued more than 7,000 followers. For what it's worth, Pedroia's teammates are expecting big things:
Alright people. Pedroia has a twitter. @15lasershow .Idk if the world is ready for this..... But I am.- Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) February 19, 2013
It's also worth noting that the three-time All-Star was no great fan of Twitter's default profile picture:
Goal for tomm great practice and get this egg off the top of my page that's terrible.- DP (@15Lasershow) February 19, 2013
And to top it off, Pedroia's wife joined Twitter with him. Couples who tweet together stay together.
--Matthew Stein / MLB.com