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Last night’s excitement led to tons-o-tweeting

Oct 11, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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From a press release from MLB:

For 41 minutes on Wednesday night, Raul Ibanez’s pinch-hit, game tying home run in the ninth inning of ALDS Game Three was the most talked about moment of the 2012 Postseason on social media, with 38,549 comments in the five minutes following his homer. But then his 12th inning game-winning home run nearly doubled the mark, as baseball fans reacted with 74,972 public Twitter and Facebook comments in the five minutes following Ibanez’s walk-off to set a new high for the 2012 Postseason, according to data from Bluefin Labs.

Based on my own Twitter feed from that time, most of the comments were to the effect of “wow,” “holy crap,” and “jumpin’ Jesus on a pogo stick.”

We live in a brave new age.

  1. number42is1 - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    mine was a little more colorful (colourful for cur) than “holy crap”

    • cur68 - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM

      /..\ why would you misspell it the first time when you clearly do no how to spell “colourful”? So confused…..

      • number42is1 - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM


      • cur68 - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM

        Yeah well, when you can edit your comments AFTER you post them, let the rest of us “know”, ok? Otherwise, proofread fail noticed 2 seconds after I clicked “post comment” ( .\/. )

      • number42is1 - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM

        so the very definition of the word “fail”

      • cur68 - Oct 12, 2012 at 1:41 AM

        That’s a low bar you have there for “very definition of the word “fail””. Since turn about is fair play, I can low bar it too. You the very definition of internet asshat.

      • foreverchipper10 - Oct 12, 2012 at 9:03 AM

        Nice cleavage there cur. ( .V. ) A bit cold up there eh?

  2. kalinedrive - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    I don’t tweet, but I texted “sonofacrap” when Valverde gave up the tying runs in the ninth, and then “sonofaf*ck” when the winning run scored.

  3. sportsdrenched - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM


    Can some Yankees people explain something too me. I saw a lot of tweets kind of being snarky about Girardi’s notebooks. I don’t get it. Why wouldn’t you want your manager to have a bunch of information?

    Can’t wait for the first manager to bust out an Ipad or some other tablet in the dugout.

    • daisycutter1 - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

      Just having information isn’t enough. What’s important is whether it’s valid, statistically sound information and what the decisions are based on that information. Given some of Girardi’s moves, both make us go crazy at times.

    • Jeremy T - Oct 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

      There have been objections to Girardi relying too much on his binder from both “traditional” and “sabremetric” people. The traditional side goes with the “He needs to rely more on his gut” narrative, while the more analytic people tend to say that he puts too much weight on small sample sizes (especially with batter vs. pitcher numbers). Since this is New York we’re talking about, both sides tend to make a bigger deal out of it than it really is, when in reality I’d say it’s more of a scapegoat than anything.

  4. brian32556 - Oct 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    In memory of Phil Rizzuto, who infused a whole generation of us Yankee fans with “Holy Cow!” my FB post was “Holy Ibanez!!”

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