Ex-Gopher Glen Perkins gifts baseball team PS4 after Twitter request
Glen Perkins honored a request on Twitter from a Minnesota Gophers baseball player by gifting the team a PS4 for its new clubhouse. Being a former Golden Gopher himself, the Minnesota Twins closer notified the team that it would indeed have the the new gaming system soon enough.
Gophers ballplayer Ben Humpert issued a tweet to Perkins’ attention asking for a PS4.
Perkins shortly afterward — within 20 minutes, actually — replied and provided confirmation that the PS4 was on its way.
@benhumbert44 done. have fun. good luck this year to you all. pic.twitter.com/bizzYqA2rm
— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) January 19, 2016
“I thought it would be awesome if we could score a PS4 for our new locker room because we love to game outside of playing baseball,” Humbert said in an email to the Star Tribune. “I’ve never met or talked to Perk before but I knew that he was an alumni and a huge supporter of Gopher baseball. So I took a shot.”
Perkins explained why he decided to honor the request.
“Every once in a while someone sends me a tweet asking for something,” he said. “Sometimes it just seems like the right thing to do. That school and the people there did a lot for me. I thought about how awesome it would be if something like that happened when I was there,and really it didn’t take much thought at all. I thought is was funny and ballsy that someone asked for a PS4 so I figured why the hell not.”