If nothing else, C.J. Wilson is honest. When a fan (@arielgersh) asked him for a “Retweet”, he obliged, but probably not the way the fan expected. See Wilson’s (@st8edgracer) response and nod to fellow Los Angeles pitcher Clayton Kershaw (@claytonkersh22) via Twitter:
— C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer) August 23, 2013
And few could argue Wilson’s case, as Kershaw has either won or finished 2nd for the National League Cy Young Award the past two years, and is the odds-on favorite to win it this year with a microscopic E.R.A. of 1.72 to go with 188 strikeouts (both leading league).
Interactions like this are why fans and players love Twitter so much, it takes away that media layer for player access. So far the RT hasn’t resulted in many extra follows for @arielgersh (a professed Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury fan) as she sits at about 35 followers. If you go follow her now, tell her @rbts_baseball sent you!