Across two states and in two distinct settings, two debuts took place Monday. The first was Apple’s official unveiling of the Apple Watch, among other products, and the other was Brett Anderson taking the mound for the first time with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Anderson threw two scoreless innings in a game that ended in a 5-5 tie with the San Francisco Giants. Looking to break free from the injury-prone label that’s followed him throughout his career, Anderson said he’s happy to be on a normal throwing program as opposed to rehabbing.
Hours after answering questions pertaining to his start, Anderson asked Brandon McCarthy if Clayton Kershaw would buy the two pitchers Apple watches if they remained healthy through Spring Training:
— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson35) March 9, 2015
With his last tweet coming on Dec. 15, Kershaw broke his silence on Twitter to give Anderson the bad news:
— Clayton Kershaw (@ClaytonKersh22) March 10, 2015
After being shot down by the ace of the pitching staff, Anderson poked fun at Kershaw’s use of an emjoi:
.@ClaytonKersh22 I see you haven't lost your touch when it comes to using emojis though.
— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson35) March 10, 2015
When thinking of the large personalities in the Dodgers’ clubhouse, Anderson isn’t necessarily a player who comes to mind. However, the 27 year old is quite active and comical on Twitter. Shortly after pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training, Anderson gave insight into an off-beat discussion he had with McCarthy.
Anderson also used the social media platform to share his happiness in receiving positive feedback from Sandy Koufax after throwing a bullpen session. Should Anderson manage to be as effective from the mound as he is on Twitter, the Dodgers’ rotation figures to be in good shape this season.
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