Found November 14, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
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Last night, the Baseball Twitterworld was set on fire with a series of Tweets that claimed that the Miami Marlins were about to make a huge splash on their third day of existence by signing shortstop Jose Reyes. People RT'd the initial reports and the quick denials and speculated whether the Marlins would move Hanley Ramirez to third base or trade him.  During baseball's off-season this sort of news moves at a breathless pace and you can feel like you're a part of it with a computer and a Twitter client. There's no need for refreshing or slogging through hours of NBA highlights or talking-head NFL discussion on ESPN; it mainlines to your computer straight from the sources, whether said sources are reliable or not. It's a rush of information that's added a unique dimension to being a sports fan in 2011. There's a caveat, though. While baseball's free agency period can be fun and breathless and exciting for the fans of teams that can sign players like...
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