Join the HOF Class of 2015 as it explores the wonderful, exciting land known as 'Twitter World'
HOF Class of 2015 holds fan Q&A on Twitter
The latest stop on the victory tour for the most recent electees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame included a 21st century staple: a Twitter Q&A.
So Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz spent Wednesday afternoon answering a smattering of questions from fans online. For Johnson and Martinez, who have Twitter accounts of their own, it was old hat. But for Biggio and Smoltz, it was a brave new world.
The social media-fueled Q&As were full of spectacular tidbits of info about the Class of 2015.
We learned that Pedro was a carbo-loader:
And the one guy Smoltz hated to face as a batter. We'll give you one guess:
From @shankster714: Pitcher you hated batting against? "Pedro Martinez, it was like a video game and I hurt my wrist on a check swing." - JS- MLB (@MLB) January 7, 2015
Though actually, Smoltz went a respectable 2-for-13 against Martinez in his career. Better than some others -- like Ken Griffey Jr. -- fared.
It turns out that Biggio is a bit of a '90s hipster -- better get him a spot on Portlandia.
Johnson thinks he's lost a bit since his retirement five years ago, but we're going to politely disagree:
And career highlights for Smoltz and Martinez are a couple of no-brainers:
From @Got_It_Made43: What was the most fun experience of your career? "Dogpiling on the field in '95 after winning our first championship."- MLB (@MLB) January 7, 2015
You can check out the whole Q&A session on MLB's Twitter timeline.
So what did our Twitter novices think of the whole experience?
"I don't do Twitter, as you can tell," Biggio said.
Smoltz ended with a tagline: "Twitter World: I don't know anything about it."