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Who is Alex Rodriguez following on Twitter?

Jun 26, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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Sure, the big news about Alex Rodriguez joining Twitter this week is that he almost immediately managed to piss off Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, but as a Twitter addict I’m more interested in who A-Rod has chosen to follow.

So far he’s followed 41 accounts, including lots of Yankees-related stuff like the Yankees’ official account, YES Network, and teammates and ex-teammates CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher, Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, Vernon Wells, Joba Chamberlain, Reid Brignac, Eduardo Nunez, Austin Romine, Francisco Cervelli, and David Robertson.

And then there’s the Miami-related stuff: University of Miami, Manny Machado, Yonder Alonso, Dan Marino, Heat owner Micky Arison.

Athletes from other sports: Kobe Bryant, Greg Norman, Magic Johnson, Tiger Woods.

Celebrities: Jay-Z, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Guy Oseary.

Bands and brands: Coldplay, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Kings of Leon, Vita Coca Coconut Water, Jordan brand.

Lesser known businessman: Jim Rowley, who formerly ran 24-Hour Fitness and now runs New Evolution Fitness. He has a private account, so Rodriguez is one of his 338 followers.

And of course A-Rod is following his girlfriend, former WWE wrestler Torrie Wilson.

All in all he’s basically following a bunch of co-workers, lots of big-name celebrities, and some bands he likes, so I guess A-Rod is just like most people on Twitter.

This was all very dumb, but don’t make the same mistake as Alex Rodriguez: Follow me on Twitter.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    If you’re going to criticize A-Rod for anything- do it for the fact that he follows Coldplay on Twitter.

  2. specialkindofstupid - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    So Alex Rodriguez follows Ashton Kutcher on Twitter? Sounds about right. He is pure, concentrated evil after all.

  3. fm31970 - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    He doesn’t follow @ABosch?

  4. flavadave10 - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    The Manny Machado he follows on Twitter isn’t even Manny Machado the baseball player. Oh A-Rod.

  5. historiophiliac - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Verlander still followes Kate Upton. Perhaps he needs to make a clean break.

  6. tfbuckfutter - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    At least he doesn’t follow Nickelback.

    Surprised he has enough shame to know he should keep his deep love of Nickelback private.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      Or Counting Crows.

  7. charlutes - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    You lost me at, “I’m a twitter addict”. Poor guy, want some suggestions for enriching ur day to day life?

  8. acorp11 - Jun 26, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    I hope you didn’t get paid for writing that story.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 26, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      No, he got paid because you read it and commented on it. Craig says thank you.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

        Craig? He gets a % from the posts of his fellow bloggers? Now that’s EVIL.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

        Oh, I see. You’re Team Gleeman. Probably eat pie too. Well, eat yer blueberries and gloat then.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jun 26, 2013 at 4:43 PM

        I’m of no particular team at all, I’m just wondering out loud how to twist this little rumoroid into a Lair post.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        Well, Craig did tweet about it (which obviously led to my false assumption). Does that help? (But, really, he’s spent more time in his bathrobe going off about the DOMA ruling.) Also, I do doubt that the writers get paid a variable rate based on clicks, so he is probably benefiting from Gleeman’s work.

      • Francisco (FC) - Jun 26, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        Well I was being mostly facetious, I really have no idea how the pay structure works in a blogging sports site. Other than Hockey pays the bills apparently.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 26, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        Well, that’s only because A-Rod’s contract ruins everything…so baseball is dying.

  9. jhb64 - Jun 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Who cares what he does. In the scope of things he is not important. If he didn’t know how to be a baseball plater he couldn’t shine your shoes

  10. kollin7 - Jun 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    It seems A-Rod has very poor taste in music…

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