Last Thursday, country singer Jason Aldean announced that his hunting buddy, Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, had joined Twitter.
My boy Adam LaRoche finally got a twitter account… He needs some followers, so yall go follow @e3laroche and tell him JA sent ya. Lol
— Jason_Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) March 28, 2014
On Saturday, LaRoche tweeted.
Never thought I would tweet but figured if ya can’t beat em, join em! Thanks to all for the warm welcome.
— Adam LaRoche (@e3laroche) March 30, 2014
And as of this morning, LaRoche has more than 8,500 followers. He has followed 16 accounts, including Ryan Langerhans, and favorited one tweet — a link to a music video featuring former Atlanta Braves teammate Chipper Jones.
I was curious, so I checked out a few other Nationals players’ #FirstTweets (listed in order from the latest to the earliest adopters):
— Doug Fister (@dougfister58) August 4, 2013
Hang with me. Still figuring this tweeting thing out but this is the real Ross Detwiler not just my hair
— Ross Detwiler (@NationalDet) December 5, 2012
Happy Labor Day to everyone! Especially moms and pops who always work hard to help make their kids dreams come true! http://t.co/6FKrBhjv
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) September 3, 2012
Good Morning Everyone! Finally jumping onto this Twitter movement!
— Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) May 17, 2012
@BrettAnderson49 Absolutely. Without a question it is worth it. Took an hour yesterday from AT&T Park to Coliseum
— Jerry Blevins (@JerryBlevins_13) April 6, 2012
I wonder what Blevins would do to avoid D.C. traffic.
Tweet Tweet baby, Tclip is officially on Twitter! Let the chaos begin
— Tyler Clippard (@TylerClippard) November 8, 2011
I so wanted this to be “Nothing But Goggles.”
Vamos a ver qué tal me va por aquí. Saludos a todos!
— Wilson Abrahan Ramos (@WRamosC3) August 8, 2011
Translation: Let’s see how it goes for me here. Greetings all!
— Jose Lobaton (@JLobaton21) July 15, 2011
Just started my account trying to reach out to those who have supported me and #oaklandA‘s
— Gio Gonzalez (@GioGonzalez47) May 24, 2011
3-26-10 to 3-30-11, 5 organizations in a year I feel like the constant new kid at school…excited as hell though for this next opportunity!
— Kevin Frandsen (@KevinFrandsen) March 31, 2011
Three years later, Frandsen is the new kid at school again.
just joined twitter, trying to figure it out!
— Craig Stammen (@cstammen35) March 2, 201
Just figured out how to tweet!! Lol
— Denard Span (@thisisdspan) January 31, 2010
watch the game in the clubhouse. pedros changeup is ridiculous!
— Stephen Strasburg (@stras37) September 9, 2009
It would appear that Strasburg’s first tweet was about Pedro Martinez shutting down the Nationals for the penultimate win of his career.
CS105 homework…Sac State at home tomorrow.
— Drew Storen (@DrewStoren) April 29, 2009