Twitter has, somehow, made the Yankees even more insufferable

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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:

Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.

Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.

The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.

The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.

Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).