Home Run Derby Participants to Tweet During Competition


By Cam Martin Comment

Participants in tonight’s State Farm Home Run Derby will tweet throughout the competition, marking the first time that players will use social media during a live event. So if you need to read a Major League Baseball player’s take on the Home Run Derby — “U C That? Wow!”; “Home Run!” — then by all means follow along for their unique insights.

ESPN will broadcast the event from Chase Field in Arizona starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Participants such as David Ortiz (@davidortiz), Jose Bautista (@JoeyBats19) and Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) will be tweeting on their accounts, and so will other All-Stars including Heath Bell (@HeathBell21), Gio Gonzalez (@GioGonzalez47), Hunter Pence (@HunterPence9), Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP), Gaby Sanchez (@GabySanchez215), Justin Upton (@RealJustinUpton), C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer), Howie Kendrick (@HKendrick47) and Joel Hanrahan (@hanrahan4457).