After finishing morning workouts, Cleveland Indians star pitcher Carlos Carrasco took over the team's official Twitter account to do a short question and answer session with fans. It was a pretty typical Q&A session as far as those go, but Chris Perez's name was mentioned on an official Indians account, which I never thought would happen again.
Oatmeal! https://t.co/Pv7wXj7M60— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
Until the world stops spinning, Carlos Carrasco will never have a Q&A without having to tell everyone his favorite cookie. I think at this point he should start mixing up the answers just to mess with everyone who keeps asking the same question over and over.
Chris Perez saw me eating cookies in 2011 and started calling me Cookie! https://t.co/AhWbBGI7Vd— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
You know that kid in highschool who gave really terrible nicknames because they saw someone doing something one time? That kid was Chris Perez.
Jason Kipnis -- and me.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
If something happens in the clubhouse or before games, people just assume "It was Cookie" https://t.co/paGvQOrskm
Bold move calling himself the funniest guy in the locker room. Let's see if it pans out.
I'm not going to argue. He must really like the Uribe signing, too.
He definitely has. He showed confidence in me and pushed me to become a better pitcher. https://t.co/2I7Y5eAJGO— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
More importantly, he taught Cookie how to be emotionless on the mound and dismantle his opponents through sheer force of will.
Kipnis. https://t.co/cYOKXcwIzQ— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
I smell a budding bromance.
Please, MLB. If there is any shred of humanity left in your cold, dead, corporate hearts, please let a grown man wear this in a Spring Training game.
Kansas City. I like the city and I like the ballpark, and KC is a tough team to face. https://t.co/Tq59HtJGAL— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
Early in Spring, I'm working on mechanics and delivery. Later in Spring, it's more simulating game situations. https://t.co/nCEpVf0vwz— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
Which is why it's okay for a pitcher to struggle early in Spring Training. Chill, people.
The white jerseys are my favorites. As a starter, I'm lucky to get to pick what we wear on days I pitch. https://t.co/YeB3X8b6Wd— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
Wait, is he saying that starting pitchers get to choose what jerseys the home team wears? That's pretty awesome, I did not know that.
I got a hit against the Reds last year -- I'm a natural at the plate! https://t.co/C2fFClGf0K— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 4, 2016
Can't wait to watch Bauer immitate his stance next season.
Cookie A'd several more Q's during the 10 minutes he spent talking to fans, which can be seen on the Indians Twitter timeline. And when his personal Twitter account, @Cookie_Carrasco, reaches 10,000 followers he will be giving away two tickets to the Indians opener on April 4.