Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/29/13
Twins_vs_royals_74fd
More often than not, fans who attempt to interact with their favorite players on Twitter will be ignored. Professional athletes have hundreds of thousands of followers in some instances, and it would be impossible for them to respond to ever fan who tweets at them. But one Twins fan reminded us over the weekend that it’s always worth a shot. Alex Berg, a student at Bemidji State University and writer for the Bemidji Pioneer, reached out to Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins after he claims he was screwed when trying to buy tickets for Saturday’s game between the Twins and Texas Rangers. Here is the exchange that followed: Got screwed over online on the Twins tickets I bought last night for today’s game. Any chance my fav.player @glen_perkins could help me out? — Alex Berg (@AlexBerg22) April 28, 2013 @glen_perkins 4 tickets. My girlfriend, my grandma, and my cousin. We were supposed to be in 129, but would be grateful for anything. — Alex Berg (@AlexBerg22) April 28, 2013 @glen_perkins Thank you so much! We all appreciate it! Go Twins! — Alex Berg (@AlexBerg22) April 28, 2013 @glen_perkins Thanks again for the tickets! We love our seats! #GoTwins twitter.com/AlexBerg22/sta… — Alex Berg (@AlexBerg22) April 28, 2013 We always like to give credit to the players who go out of their way to make fans happy on Twitter, because it’s incredibly rare. There are far more pro athletes offending people on Twitter than there are those who give away free tickets. Others like this MLB player and this NFL star have done it, but Perkins joined an elite group by hooking Berg up. Bravo, Glen. H/T Reddit
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

49ers OC: Kaepernick didn’t regress as much as believed

John Calipari may coach Kentucky until he is 73

Eric Berry cleared to practice with Chiefs

WATCH: Pedro Martinez's number retired in ceremony

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games for PEDs

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brady told staff to hand copy of game ball rules to officials

Phillies agree to send Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals

Report: Russell Wilson to end contract negotiations Friday

Report: Brady authorizes NFLPA to appeal his case in court

NFL, NFLPA reduce Le'Veon Bell suspension

Tim Brown: Cardinals new coach Jen Welter is 'tough as nails'

Luther Campbell jabs FSU coach over decommitment

WATCH: Royals infielders combine for incredible play

Cowboys DE Jeremy Mincey to hold out of training camp

Terry Bollea's self-destruction: Hulkamania as social construct

Lou Holtz: ND has 'legitimate chance' to make playoff

Golfer Billy Hurley III asks for help finding missing father

Dismissed Clemson DE tweets he hates cops after arrest

Smith to report to camp, no charges filed for child abuse

Angels stockpile outfielders, acquire Murphy and DeJesus

Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Canucks

Ronda Rousey willing to fight Miesha Tate a third time

Mexico fires coach for alleged brawl after Gold Cup win

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NFL upholds Tom Brady's suspension, legal battle likely

Cardinals hire first female NFL coach

Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now

Seau family: HOF broke their word

Kobe to see time at power forward next year

Mike Pettine not ruling out Manziel

Galette appears to unload on Payton

Dez Bryant in 'financial distress' before signing new deal

Top 10 CFB coaches on the hot seat

Was Popovich close to retiring last year?

Kyle Busch continues historic run with Brickyard win

WATCH: Mike Trout HR lands in 'Trout Net'

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker