Without baseball, the Los Angeles Angels social media team decided to get creative.
The Los Angeles Angels social media team won’t have much baseball to tweet about over the next few months, so they tried to engage with fans via another route, offering advice on relationships, dating apps, and television shows.
The @Angels account answered questions from whether they prefer coffee or tea (“gotta go coffee“), to what music they are listening to (ScHoolboy Q), to which show to watch on Netflix (Chill with Bob Ross).
Fans asked simple questions, like if the Angels loved them even though they are British (“of course“) to more complicated requests, like whether people should sit on the same or opposite side of each other when on a date (“Opposite sides. We live in a society for cryin out loud“).
Now, if you’ve read this far down into the article, I actually give you credit. You are as desperate for baseball content as both the Angels social media team and myself for aggregating their tweets into an article. How does the saying go? Desperate times call for desperate measures. Yeah, something like that.
But perhaps the Angels Twitter account, which has 1.1 million followers, offers a good lesson with their exercise today. As cities are essentially closing down and the White House has issued guidance to limit social gatherings of more than 10 people, we are living in scary times. Safeguarding the health of the country is the top priority, but it is in these difficult times, people search for an escape, however trivial it might seem. Baseball can no longer provide that escape, so we are left with small gestures, or tweets.
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