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Diamondbacks, Phillies Play Rock-Paper-Scissors on Twitter During Rain Delay

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2015

via @Dbacks

Thanks to social media, baseball rain delays can actually be entertaining.

Major League Baseball teams have started playing games with each other on Twitter during rain delays in order to pass the time.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies recently played a game of tic-tac-toeΒ on Twitter, and the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves used a delay to engage in a "knock knock" joke.

On Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies had to endure a 77-minute rain delay in the bottom of the third inning. Rather than sit around and do nothing, the teams competed in a friendly game of rock-paper-scissors on Twitter:

Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

.@Phillies ✊-βœ‹-✌?

Philadelphia Phillies @Phillies

.@Dbacks We're game, but you go first. πŸ˜‰

Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

.@Phillies We go at the same time obviously...but are we going on scissors or shoot? Need some ground rules here.

Philadelphia Phillies @Phillies

.@Dbacks Go on ✌ at 8:35 sharp?

Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

You're on. πŸ‘ https://t.co/t4KXjfpDbY

Philadelphia Phillies @Phillies

.@Dbacks ✊

Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

.@Phillies βœ‹....✊..... ✊!!

Philadelphia Phillies @Phillies

πŸ˜‚ β€œ@Dbacks: .@Phillies βœ‹....✊..... ✊!!”

Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

.@Phillies Dang! One more go? 8:40PM ET.

Philadelphia Phillies @Phillies

.@Dbacks You got it.

Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

.@Phillies βœ‹!

Philadelphia Phillies @Phillies

.@Dbacks βœŠβœ‹βœŒ...✊

Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

Victory! Good game @Phillies, but not this time πŸ’ͺ. https://t.co/r6WNb4q9Ux

Philadelphia Phillies @Phillies

.@Dbacks Good game. Good game. Scoreboard though...

Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

@Phillies http://t.co/rXKMufCRqV

The Diamondbacks won the rock-paper-scissors battle, but the Phillies won the baseball game 7-5.

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