PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Reliever Jared Hughes is certainly among the more outgoing Pirates, probably the most, in fact. So, it’s not surprising that Hughes is fairly active on social media.

“Twitter and Instagram are probably my two favorites,” says Hughes who takes a strictly positive approach even when fan feedback becomes negative.

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“Fans are the ones going to games, buying tickets and if you get into it with them, it’s pointless,” Hughes said. “They’re the ones supporting you and even if they have a day when they aren’t supporting you, usually they (really) are, so there’s no reason to do that “

MLB actually sent a memo to clubs, which is posted in the clubhouse, outlining social media Do’s and Don’ts. Among the Don’ts is to not disparage a number of groups – managers, coaches, front office and support personnel, teammates, opponents, umpires of course, and even fans. Not on that list – the media.

So does that make us fair game?

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“You guys are better with words,” Hughes said. “So, if we pick a fight with you, then we’re just asking for it, I feel like.”

You can locate Jared Hughes on Twitter at @locatejared and Instagram @_jaredhughes

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