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Jerry Hairston Jr. has had enough -- he wants his Twitter account back

Twitter serves a very important function for today's baseball player. It is his direct line to fans, allowing him to react honestly and personally to the many events throughout his career. Sometimes, that line can become hampered or infringed upon, and when that happens Twitter must step in.

On March 7, Jerry Hairston Jr. had his Twitter account hacked. It is Twitter's policy to suspend accounts when this happens so as to prevent any further damage a hacker might cause. Hairston Jr. says it's been long enough -- he wants his Twitter account back.

We support him in his quest, and you should too.

#FreeJerry

-- Dakota Gardner / MLB.com