LaTroy Hawkins wasn’t going to let fellow Brewers reliever John Axford have all the fun on Twitter.
Axford lost his status as the only active Brewer on the social networking site when he unmasked the previously-private Hawkins (@Adidas219
) over the weekend. Hawkins grew from fewer than 80 followers to nearly 800 by Monday morning and plans to use his page to spread inspirational and spiritual messages. He’s also figuring out how to communicate with his fans.
“I saw Axford having fun,” Hawkins said. “Brewers fans are awesome, so there won’t be all of that negative stuff you might get other places, which is cool. It’s all positive stuff for me, every day. I’ll post inspirational messages or something from the Bible.
“If there’s something negative, I’ll just block. There’s so much negative in the world that we need some positive reinforcement.”