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Twitter a fact of life in Major League Baseball

On a slow Monday night in Tacoma, Wash., Cubs' outfield prospect Jorge Soler retweeted some big news from the official Twitter account of Minor League Baseball: "BREAKING NEWS: No. 5 #Cubs prospect @JorgeSoler68 reportedly was called up, just after an oppo-field homer for @iowacubs off Taijuan Walker." With one push of a button on his smartphone, Soler casually confirmed the news of his promotion to the Cubs. Two days later, Soler was retweeting the official Twitter account of Major League Baseball, which sent out a video clip of his center-field home run on the first swing of his career. For better or worse, Twitter is everywhere in baseball. It's now the messenger of choice for ...

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