Ever want to know what a ball former Texas State slugger Paul Goldschmidt hits for a home run says?
Well, you don’t need to wait any longer. @GoldyHRBalls on Twitter has the answer.
Just landed, ’twas a solid trip. Would celebrate but, well, it is the Cubs.
Hey Paul, can you give a baseball a break? Yeesh, no rest for the weary these days.
Recently I traded a few emails with the creator of the account. Here is the Q&A.
Q: When did you start the account?
A: Shortly after Paul was called up last August.
Q: What made Goldschmidt an ideal player to create an account about? Did you consider any others before jumping on the Goldschmidt train?
A: Honestly I figured it would be fun to have a “parody” twitter account, and noticed the attention Goldschmidt was getting as well as his propensity for hitting homers, so I thought it was a good fit. Can’t say I really considered doing any other parody accounts, this one was more of a right player, right time type of thing. Wanted to have a little fun with it and see if it could grow some. Which I have, and it has.
Q: As a fan, have you been impressed with what Goldschmidt has been able to do?
A: Yes, because rare is a player who comes to the Majors with a ton of hype who actually lives up to it. As a rookie he came to the D-backs and was exactly as advertised, only with a better glove than we thought. But he seems to have improved even more this year, and is not just someone who will hit home runs. No, he makes contact, which is the sign of a good hitter. It appears the D-backs finally have a first baseman, and it’s great to see.
Q: Fans have seemed to latch onto Goldschmidt quickly. Why do you think that is?
A: Well as the old commercial used to go, “chicks dig the longball.” Or, really, he’s a young player on a young team who is doing some pretty amazing things with the baseball. His home runs are the stuff of legends, whether it be the distance they’re hit or the situations in which they are hit (like grand slams in the postseason). He’s also a really humble guy, not at all the classic “arrogant” athlete. Of course, if he falls apart I have no doubt the fans will turn on him, but as of now he seems like the type of guy the fans will continue to cheer for.