I'm not one to write 'this National is on Twitter' stories, but this one is quite unexpected.
First baseman Adam LaRoche is now on the social media platform, as of Thursday night. You can follow him at @e3LaRoche.
As of this moment he hasn't tweeted yet, but country star Jason Aldean made the announcement, so it sounds legitimate. The two are very good friends and business partners.
My boy Adam LaRoche finally got a twitter account... He needs some followers, so yall go follow @e3laroche and tell him JA sent ya. Lol— Jason_Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) March 28, 2014
The reason it is surprising is because LaRoche is one of the team's veterans and generally an old school type of guy. It's usually the younger players who are willing to join Twitter.
For instance, both Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth are not on Twitter, and Zimmerman at least says he has no plans to join. Would either of them follow LaRoche to Twitter? Perhaps some day it will happen.
Before LaRoche joined I would have considered him the least likely Nats player to create an account. That distinction now goes to Zim.