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 STLToday.com, Dex has been tweeting his heart out. It has been delightful. Here are some of the highlights:
U know what’s really unexpectedly cool about playing right field? I get to be eye level with the fans sitting on my side. Had some fun roasting a guy yesterday lol— Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) March 15, 2018
Center field was Fowler’s Howlers with my last team... what should I call my right field folks for stl?— Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) March 15, 2018
Dexter’s Sexters— Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) March 15, 2018
Please don’t. It’s a joke. Don’t make Card’s PR have a long chat with me— Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) March 15, 2018
I need to start a peanut company that sells at the stadium ! D’s Nuts! Love it let me call my people https://t.co/E0dbvvgkuI— Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) March 16, 2018
Every time I tweet, i get at least 1 text “u can’t respond to my text, but you can tweet” pic.twitter.com/II3K0JkuNr— Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) March 15, 2018
Never log off, Dexter. You are far too precious.
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