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Snider’s Grand Slam Explodes Twitter, Or Does It?

Snider’s Grand Slam Explodes Twitter, Or Does It?

I think one of the great things about the way we use technology to follow sports is the ability to take a step back and observe the way the masses react to memorable moments. In the case of Travis Snider's grand slam in the sixth inning of the Pirates' 5-4 win against the Cubs on Tuesday, my observation is that there was smoke coming off my Twitter feed in the moments following the decisive strike.

First, my humble submission:
Salami in the Lunchbox. #Pirates #Cubs

— Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) May 22, 2013
  ...and James' bold prediction:

Regardless of the result, I love this move to pinch-hit Snider for Barmes. #Pirates

— James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) May 22, 2013

 

#PIRATES 5, CUBS 3 - 6th - What did I say? #LunchboxBomb

— James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) May 22, 2013

This might be the exact moment Snider's ball cleared the PNC Park wall.

 

I assumed Snider's shot would have landed him on Twitter's trending topics for Pittsbu...

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Tom Bragg is a beat writer and analyst for PiratesProspects.com. He is the former sports editor of the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and has worked at the Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail and the (Ashland, Ky.) Independent. His freelance work has appeared in newspapers all over West Virginia and he has written for The Associated Press with stories posted to several major media outlets (ESPN.com, SportsIllustrated.com, FoxSports.com). Tom graduated from Marshall University in May 2010 with a degree in Print Journalism. Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomBraggSports

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