Twitter is absolutely blowing up right now.
Antonio Cromartie tweeted about how bad food was at training camp, and ended up getting fined $2,500 for it.
Charlie Villanueva and Chris Bosh recently had a tweet-off to see who could get to 50k followers first. And Chad Johnson has butted heads with the NFL over whether or not he'll tweet during games.
A lot of what comes from Twitter is useless, but it's hard to argue that it's a really unique way to get a glance into the lives of athletes. I started to wonder what things would have been like if we always had Twitter.
I decided take a look back at some important dates in sports history and imagined what it would be like if athletes twittered back then.
GradyLittle Looks like Pedro is cruising, World Series here we come!
GradyLittle Uh-oh, Pedro's struggling a little bit. Should I take him out? I don't know. I think I'll wait a little bit.
GradyLittle Crap! Maybe I should have taken him out. I'll just see how he does against Posada. He should be able to take care of him.
GradyLittle I am so fired.
AirJordan Not feeling so hot today. I came down with the flu. Don't think I'll be playing tonight.
Scottie33 @AirJordan Dude you cannot be serious. We need you out there.
TheMailman Looks like Jordan has a wittle tummy ache. Time to take the series lead tonight!
Air Jordan Oh HELL no! I'm playing now! RT @TheMailman Looks like Jordan has a wittle tummy ache. Time to take the series lead tonight!
SultanOfSwat Home run, center field, next at-bat. I'm calling it.
BigMac Going to "work out" again, haha. This season is going to be awesome. I feel great!
SlamminSammy @BigMac Hey do you have any extra "weights" for me? I'm feeling a little weak today.
ShakeThatRaffyTaffy @BigMac @SlammingSammy You guys want to cut that out? We don't want people to know we're "lifting"
BigFatPitcher OMG, I don't think I've ever been this hung over. Got WASTED last night. Good thing I'm not pitching tonight.
JoeTorre @BigFatPitcher Um, you ARE pitching tonight.
BigFatPitcher @JoeTorre No problem, we have coffee in the clubhouse, right?
BigFatPitcher PERFECT GAME FTW! I'm buying tonight!
TheMacDaddy Just hit a great shot that JUST hit the line. Sweet.
TheMacDaddy What???? The umpire just called it out? I think he's just messing with me.
TheMacDaddy You can't be serious. YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!
SovietUnion Just chillin' before the game tonight. Should be nice warm up for the finals.
SovietUnion Tied after first period. Pesky Americans think they have a chance.
Yaz Game 7 is ours baby! We're going to win our first World Series in 57 years!
CharlieHustle @Yaz Wanna bet on it? No, really, do you want to put money on it? Cause I'm down.
RockinRobin I swear, Nolan Ryan is pissing me off. If he even thinks about throwing at me I'm going to kick his ass.
TheRyanExpress @RockinRobin You were saying?
SlickRick Almost time for the lottery selections. Me + Tim Duncan = Dynasty.
SlickRick Scratch that. Me + Chauncey Billups + Ron Mercer = Dynasty.
SlickRick @CelticsFaithful Well you know what? Larry Bird isn't walking through that door!
RonRon Man, I could really go for a beer right now.
TonyaHarding Not having the best practice session today. That's okay, I really like my chances of going to the Olympics anyway ;)
NancyKerrigan @TonyaHarding What do you mean?
TonyaHarding @NancyKerrigan Nothing. Forget I said anything.
TheIronMan Pretty tired today, think I'm going to sit this one out.
TheOrioles @TheIronMan Are you serious? I don't even think we have a backup third baseman.
PapaBowden Don't be wide right, don't be wide right, don't be wide right, don't be wide right...
PapaBowden Wide left... that's a new one.
LeonLett Wowwww. I really screwed up with that fumble. It's a good thing we still won the game.
LeonLett I promise it won't happen again!
LeonLett So, apparently you're supposed to leave the ball alone after you block a field goal. Somebody should have told me!
LeonLett I promise it won't happen again!
LeonLett Just got suspended for a year for failing a second drug test. I want to apologize to all of my fans.
LeonLett I promise it won't hap... okay, there's a good chance it will happen again.