Keywords

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History

Introduction

Over the past few weeks, the tweets of three major league baseball players have made headlines. All three players wrote and sent these tweets when they were in their teens. Josh Hader, a pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was pitching in the All-Star Game when his tweets surfaced on social media. Sean Newcomb, an Atlanta Braves pitcher, was pitching a no-hitter against the Dodgers. It got to the ninth inning with two out and two strikes on the batter. While that drama was playing out on the field, Newcomb’s tweets from his teen years were released across social media. Trea Turner, the all-star shortstop of the Washington Nationals, joined the lineup of major league players whose tweets were released into social media.

Publication Date

8-5-2018

Document Type

Commentary

Format

application/pdf

Source Title

Sport and Society for Arete

Language

English

Publication Version

Author's version

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

History

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