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Monday, January 12, 2015

Morosi: Selfie-analysis: MLB could stand to be more social

As I watched the scene at Stadio Olimpico from a continent away, my thoughts wandered back to the sport I cover: Baseball should do something like this.

The idea isn’t that farfetched — at least, it shouldn’t be.

Major League Baseball could place one portable camera near the instant-replay module in every ballpark. (Outside the dugout, to guard against sign-stealing and the like.) But a player who isn’t in the game — the designated tweeter, if you will — could leave the dugout and summon the camera, in the same way umpires beckon the instant-replay equipment.

Pose. Capture. Tweet. The whole process should take about 30 seconds.

If you’re concerned about pace of play — as outgoing commissioner Bud Selig certainly is — then limit the in-game selfie to the home team, once per game. The only permissible times would be when the game’s pitch-to-pitch rhythm already has come to a stop (e.g., home run, end of an inning, pitching change).

You are welcome to decry the inherent narcissism of the selfie. I won’t disagree with you. But it appears to have staying power — as much as anything can in contemporary American society.

When I grew up, ballplayers like Pete Rose and Dale Murphy could take three or four selfies a game. Today’s ballplayers aren’t like they used to be.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 12, 2015 at 09:57 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: selfies, social media

Friday, November 21, 2014

ESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution

Heavy-tweetin’ ESPN baseball writer Keith Law has been noticeably silent for the last couple of days. That’s no coincidence—he’s been given a Twitter timeout by ESPN, and we’re told that it’s for loudly and repeatedly defending Charles Darwin from transitional fossil Curt Schilling, his Bristol colleague.

Pardon the interruption?


Friday, October 31, 2014

Gabe Kapler to the LA Dodgers Front Office? Misadventures in Twitter Direct Messages

So Gabe Kapler tweeted and deleted this tweet… #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/ee94pEUzuw

— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) October 31, 2014 ” cols=“100” rows=“20”>

Gabe Kapler, who has been a baseball analyst with Fox Sports 1 and appeared on the MLB whip around coverage, may be going to the Los Angeles Dodgers in some front office capacity, if his apparently accidental tweet is an indicator. Kapler sent out (and has since deleted) the following, that may have been intended as another direct message to someone, after ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick contacted him to confirm going to the LA front office.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 31, 2014 at 03:28 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: andrew friedman, dodgers, gabe kapler, social media

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Barry Bonds joins Twitter

Barry L Bonds
@BarryBonds

Just setting up my Twitter. #myfirstTweet

The District Attorney Posted: September 04, 2014 at 10:51 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds, giants, pirates, social media

 

 

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