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Hank Aaron is on Twitter for some reason

Mar 19, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

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My first thought when I saw that Hank Aaron has joined Twitter: cool!

My second thought when I saw that Hank Aaron has joined Twitter: Um, why?

I dunno. It’s neat. But my dad asks me if he should join Twitter sometimes and I tell him I honestly can’t see the need. Same with Aaron. I’m sure he has people who can get his message out for him. And I’m sure he doesn’t want to sit up all night and retweet poop jokes.

I guess the real answer is to claim the space and/or to fend off hoaxes, fake death announcements and the like, all of which have happened with respect to Aaron in recent weeks.  Still: kinda weird.

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