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Recently reported in an article by Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny encouraged his players to take a break from social media. Matheny understands the pressures on the professional athlete and that sometimes social media can further exacerbate that stress. Per Frederickson, Matheny stated:

“That’s part of our culture, and we get that. But those times you start feeling a little overwhelmed, or maybe even some anxiety, which I think is more prevalent today maybe than ever. Prove me wrong, but it seems like that, in all walks of life. There is freedom to unplugging a little bit.”

It is not bad advice. Sometimes taking a break from the outside world to focus on the things closest to us is necessary.

And sometimes people find a freedom in social media. Some people draw energy from other people and social interaction can be an escape from life’s troubles. Everyone is different.

Of course, there are also people that just like to goof off and have fun on Twitter. Dexter Fowler seems like such a person. Since Frederickson’s article published on March 15 on, Dex has been tweeting his heart out. It has been delightful. Here are some of the highlights:

Never log off, Dexter. You are far too precious.

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