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Twitter has, somehow, made the Yankees even more insufferable


If you use Twitter, you know that the 140-character limit for tweets is no more. Recently the social media platform began rolling out a new, 280-character limit. As of yesterday, everyone has it.

I’m of two minds about it. There are a lot of things I’d like to tweet that don’t lend themselves to 140 characters and, often, a bit more space would’ve been welcome. At the same time, the 140-character limit did force you to be concise and witty, and there was a certain value to that. I can’t decide if I’ll use all that extra space or if I’ll try to keep it brief.

The Yankees aren’t unsure about how to use the extra space. They decided to use it in the most Yankees way possible:

Cout ‘da rings, baby.

Credit to the football Yankees for trying something similar earlier:

No word when the Lakers, Red Wings and Crimson Tide will weigh in.

UPDATE: Some winners were tweeting like this a long time ago:

Report: Twins sign Erick Aybar to minor-league deal

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The Twins have reportedly signed free agent shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor-league deal, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reported Friday. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman adds that the deal comes with a potential $1.25 million if Aybar reaches the majors, with additional incentives based on plate appearances. He’ll be able to opt out on March 27. The team has yet to confirm the signing.

Aybar, 34, is now four years removed from his career year in 2014. He’s been in a state of steady decline since then, slashing just .234/.300/.348 with seven home runs and 11 stolen bases over 370 plate appearances for the Padres in 2017. His poor performance wasn’t helped by a fractured left foot, either, which cost him almost six weeks on the disabled list.

Still, the Twins see something promising in the veteran infielder, and reportedly intend to use him as another utility option this spring. Per Neal, Aybar will join fellow backup infielders Eduardo Escobar and Ehire Adrianza and may even (temporarily) take over for Miguel Sano at third base if Sano isn’t able to shape up for the role by Opening Day.