June 12, 2021

Ten MLB players to follow on social media during the coronavirus shutdown (ESPN)


One of the hurdles Major League Baseball has dealt with during the social media boom has been its schedule. Because of the daily grind of the season, baseball players have largely maintained less active social media profiles than their counterparts in other sports. With the coronavirus pandemic putting most of the world on pause, baseball players unexpectedly find themselves with time off this spring.

They’ve used some of that time to post about this real-life episode of “Black Mirror” that has turned their reality upside down. It’s given fans a glimpse — often silly, sometimes a bit more serious — into an unprecedented situation.

Here are 10 players we think are worth following to keep tabs on how those in the game are dealing with the disruption to the 2020 MLB season and their lives.


Sean Doolittle, Washington Nationals

Platforms: Twitter and YouTube

Why you should follow him: Among the sport’s most thoughtful voices on the internet, Doolittle has remained characteristically active, whether it’s posting about the pile of books he’s planning on reading while social distancing, sharing videos of his dog, recording a Q&A for fans or getting his hair cut on YouTube by his wife,…

Read “Ten MLB players to follow on social media during the coronavirus shutdown” at ESPN