The Night Twitter Exploded From MLB’s 162-Game Season

by Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – In case you may have missed it, Bryce Harper getting plunked in the 5th inning of the Nats’ 2-1 loss to the Braves on Tuesday nearly sparked an all-out brawl, after both benches and bullpens emptied onto the field.

While no punches were thrown on the diamond, hostility carried over onto social media when the official Twitter accounts of each organization exchanged blows.

Elsewhere in baseball, there were more Twitter accounts expressing signs of fatigue from the grueling 162-game marathon that is the Major League Baseball regular season.

The social media outlet seemed to succumb to pressure around the league and what happened in Washington merely served as the linchpin.

[tweet https://twitter.com/Braves/status/364909710111019008 width=”420″] [tweet https://twitter.com/Nationals/status/364910514456891392 width=”420″]

Nats fans should love this.

[tweet https://twitter.com/markmulder20/status/364937180797353985 width=”420″]

At some point in the night, the Orioles’ account peculiarly tweeted the final score of the Nats-Braves game (which was 2-1, in case you subconsciously looked past it in the opening graph), then deleted it, offering this explanatory follow-up.

[tweet https://twitter.com/Orioles/status/364949771301040128 width=”420″]

There was also this marginally NSFW tweet from 40-year-old Mets closer LaTroy Hawkins.

[tweet https://twitter.com/LaTroyHawkins32/status/364963767487967233 width=”420″]

And this …

[tweet https://twitter.com/LaTroyHawkins32/status/364971195155750913 width=”420″]

Then this …

[tweet https://twitter.com/Jeff_Daniels/status/364921362684469248 width=”420″]

That about sums up the night in baseball.

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