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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:48

As our Social Networking and Sports Summit outlined, those that follow baseball are highly engaged in using Twitter.

Now, MLB.com has integrated Twitter into both Gameday and MLB.TV. By adding hashtags such as #RedSox, #Yankees tweets will be picked up and displayed accordingly (#RedSox for Red Sox games. #Yankees for Yankees games, etc.).

Tweets can be made from the Twitter interface, or from within Gameday and/or MLB.TV. The system was first tested as such during the MLB Draft and All-Star Game.

See the images below for how the interface now looks:

Gameday with Twitter
Gameday with Twitter interface
MLB.TV with Twitter interface
MLB.TV with Twitter interface

Source: MLB.com

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