Ok everyone- This IS my real account. Working on verification. Will tweet more once that's taken care of. @RangerBlake is working on it!
— Josh Hamilton (@thejoshhamilton) May 15, 2012
That post showed up at 12:19 p.m. CT Tuesday. Less than three hours later, Hamilton was up to more than 14,000 followers.
UPDATE: You can thank the impostors for Hamilton joining Twitter.
He was tired of hearing about accounts that claimed to be him, prompting him to create the account this week.
“I’m sick of having to take people off of Twitter who are acting like they’re me who are not me, you know?” Hamilton said in the clubhouse Tuesday afternoon. “It’s not right for the fans to think I’m out there saying stuff that’s from me and it’s not me. That’s the only reason.”
Hamilton, who said his wife, Katie, deleted her account “because it was a pain in the butt,” doesn’t plan to devote much time to Twitter. However, he said his account will be updated on a regular basis and he might occasionally reply to fans.
“I’ll probably put out statements and stuff like that,” Hamilton said. “I’ll probably let my agent handle most of it. I’ll update it, but I’m not going to be bothered with it.”