Cherry ready to pop on Twitter

Don Cherry has just joined Twitter, but has not sent out on actual tweet just yet. (Michael...

Don Cherry has just joined Twitter, but has not sent out on actual tweet just yet. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)

JOE WARMINGTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:51 PM ET

TORONTO - Some 11,131 followers down and 702,000 to go!

Watch out Justin Bieber's dad, there is a heavyweight on your tail.

True, Hockey Night In Canada legend Don Cherry may be way behind in terms of Twitter followers right now but remember, Grapes has yet to send out his first tweet from @CoachsCornerCBC.

“It will happen right before Saturday’s game (between the Leafs and Habs),” Cherry said Friday morning.

He will have some technical support from his longtime producer Kathy Broderick, but says whatever he sends out there will be classic Cherry.

“I don’t know what it’s going to be yet but it will be all me,” he said.

But can Cherry realistically catch up to The Biebs Sr. and become the person within Canada with the most followers on Twitter?

“I just assumed I will,” teases Grapes. “I don’t even know what it is yet but I want to catch up with George Stroumboulopoulos first.”

Strombo has a whopping 208,516 followers, but perhaps soon another “well-dressed” CBCer will be catching up.

A lot of people are anxious to see what Cherry has to say — and if he can say it in 140 characters.

“Really,” says Grapes, “that’s all.”

But you can tweet as many times as you like.

“I will figure it out,” he said. “It’s like Ralph Mellanby told me when he hired me for Coach’s Corner. He told me don’t become a professional.”


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