The recently-retired Dan Haren has taken to Twitter quite well. He doesn’t use it as an arm of a PR operation and doesn’t use it just to talk to athlete friends or celebrities. He uses it like a lot of us normal people do: to share random thoughts. Some interesting, some not. But he’s always honest and has taken to saying a lot of very revealing and self-effacing things, all while interacting with just about anyone.
His tweets today are a great example of this. From his exercise bike he’s sharing facts and insights about his baseball career. The sorts of things that normally wait for a tell-all book or an in-depth interview. Haren, however, is eliminating the middle man:
His whole feed is here. There are a handful more observations like that and, I presume, he’ll offer more at other times based on how well these are being received.
Haren really seems to be embracing retirement and loosening up. It’s so cool to hear what ballplayers have to say without the filter of PR and the media.