Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trevor Crowe accepted your friend request

As anyone on Twitter in the Cleveland area knows, the Cleveland Indians are leading the way in embracing fans through social media.

Injured outfielder Trevor Crowe has taken that a step further.

Crowe spends a good amount of time on Twitter (after all, he is on the 60-day DL). @tcrowe4 spends a lot of time tweeting about the Indians and other random thoughts he has, as well as responding to his followers and occasionally retweeting them. Recently, he's moved his fan embrace to Facebook, creating an account and tweeting that people should friend him.

So of course, I did.

I have to admit, getting this Facebook notification was pretty awesome.

He and I have four mutual friends.

My favorite part about Crowe's profile is that his employer is listed as Cleveland Indians. Duh, that's his employer, but it's kind of funny to see it listed like that.

I also love that several of his friends have posted photos of him. It's kind of neat to see such a big collection of fan photos - and probably even neater for him to see what everyone else sees when he plays. He has responded to some comments and items posted on his wall, too.

Social media has made celebrities and athletes more accessible to fans, and I love that Trevor Crowe has taken that to the next step.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl