Ballplayers Say Farewell To Fans On Twitter

Social media allows baseball players to bypass the media and connect directly with the fans, for good and bad.

Increasingly, players are taking to Twitter to say good-bye to fans of their former team (and also to say hello to fans in the new city). Here’s a sampling of athletes thanking the fans of their former teams via Twitter:

And, of course, Brett Lawrie just decided to do it fan by fan:

And more. All in all, it’s a nice thing they do.

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