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MLB brings the hammer down on Twitter

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TheSportsPredictor, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Twitter chatter tonite is that all MLB.com writers are now forbidden from tweeting about anything other than baseball. Also, MLB scolded players re: Twitter.

    No word in what MLB said to former MLBer Mike Bascik.
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Re: MLB brings the hammer down in Twitter

    I can't find fault with restricting MLB.com Tweeters to only tweeting baseball. I hate it on ESPN.com and other sites where writers' Twitter sites are run in their entirety and you get all the RTs, dumb photos and conversations interspersed with the stuff actually pertaining to their sport.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Re: MLB brings the hammer down in Twitter

    And that's one of the big reason. Firvtue ban, it appears. MLB doesn't want feeds cluttered up with non-baseball stuff.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Wait. I thought MLB.com wasn't overseen/governed by MLB, that it was basically independent of the corporation.

    You know:

    So-and-so is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
  5. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    You're funny.
  6. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, nothing to do with Bacsik, but in general, try to avoid the word "Mexicans" in your tweets, writers.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    What if I am a MLB.com writer who wants to Tweet about non baseball things? Would I be able to have different accounts?

    I'm not a MLB.com writer, FWIW.
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