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Mets' Jay Horwitz earns 10,000 Twitter followers for charity

Former Mets pitcher John Franco as get get

Former Mets pitcher John Franco as get get plaque from Mets Jay Horwitz, left, of the Mets. Credit: John Roca

Mets vice president of media relations Jay Horwitz joined Twitter today.

His first tweet was as mundane as the next first tweet: "Joined the twitter world. My dog Tiki and cats Leo, Stan and Lilly can't wait 34 years from Doug Flynn to David Wright. I am old."

Normally, this wouldn't be such big news, but at about 3 p.m. Friday the Mets' official Twitter account tweeted, "Jeff Wilpon challenged @Jay_HorwitzPR to get to 10K followers by midnight. If successful he'll make a donation to a charity of Jay's chioce."

Mets fans, current and former players, sports media members and more helped Horwitz reach his goal. Just before 11:30 p.m. he tweeted, "We did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" along with a photo of his Twitter page. As of 11:35 p.m., he had 10,154 followers.

Horwitz wrapped up his night of tweeting by saying he'd collect on the bet Monday.

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