TWIT: The Week in Tweets, May 25

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Friday

Werth was on #Nats bench when Harper hit 1st #MLB HR. His grandpa witnessed Aaron’s 1st HR and Rose’s 1st hit. My blog. http://bit.ly/JY4iRk

Here’s why you love Edwin Jackson: Because he’s been there. Isn’t great every time out, but will never be overwhelmed by the occasion. #Nats

One of the best things about any #RedSox#Phillies game is that the Phils were originally the Worcester (Mass.) Ruby Legs. #MLB

In fact, the first perfect game in #MLB history was thrown by Worcester’s John Lee Richmond. The box: http://bit.ly/KmpPyM #RedSox #Phillies

In 1980, on the 100th anniversary of Richmond’s gem, I wrote a story about it for the Worcester Telegram, my first paper. #RedSox #Phillies

The story must not have won the Pulitzer, because I can’t seem to find one around the house. But it was fun to research. #RedSox  #Phillies

Bryce Harper: 2 for 2 with a BB so far in his first game vs. #Orioles. Not that we needed another reminder, but: The kid’s a gamer. #Nats

Harper is 19 years old, and teams are pitching him like he’s Lou Gehrig. Good lord. Wait until he actually is Lou Gehrig. #Orioles #Nats

I can’t believe Andy Pettitte is back pitching for the #Yankees. What, Jimmy Key wouldn’t answer his phone? #MLB

Saturday

I’ll Have Another wins the #Preakness. I’m sure the other horses are thinking: Bartender, puh-leeze cut him off.

Monday

No joke: Before he became one of the #MadMen, Don Draper used to play for the Brooklyn #Dodgers. Check it out: http://bit.ly/JjaOTK #MLB

Let’s hope this on-field mishap involving Shanny isn’t a bad omen. Wasn’t the last #NFL coach to get run over Sean Payton? #Redskins #Saints

Kellen Winslow Jr. sounds surprised #Bucs don’t want him. He must have missed that he scored 15 fewer TDs than Gronkowski last season. #NFL

Always thought Winslow Jr. could be a lot better player if somebody’d just remind him he’s not the Kellen Winslow in the HOF. #NFL #Bucs

To me, the #Redskins‘ new practice facility will always be The Bubble of Mystery. We’ll never know all that goes on in there. #NFL

I will say this, though: A practice bubble — mysterious or otherwise — is a perfect expression of #NFL secrecy and paranoia. #Redskins

Last tweet on Winslow: He has 437 career catches, 23 TDs. The two other TEs who put up numbers like that: http://bit.ly/LmEY3V #NFL #Bucs

If Davey really is considering the closer-by-committee option, the committee should consist of Stammen, Stammen and Stammen. #Nats

That hold H-Rod got credit for tonight wasn’t for him holding the lead, it was for #Nats fans holding their breath. #MLB

Rodriguez getting a hold just makes me think of the chicken-salad-sandwich scene in “Five Easy Pieces.” http://bit.ly/LwwjlQ #Nats #MLB

Tuesday

Jose Canseco, 48, made his home debut Monday for the Worcester (Mass.) Tornadoes of the Can-Am League. http://bit.ly/KjVZyU #MLB

Canseco on Guillen: “He’s a good dude, but damn, Ozzie, learn some English, Ozzie. You’re killing me; you’re killing the Latins with that.”

Maybe, while Canseco is in Worcester, he’ll box Vai Sikahema between games of a doubleheader. http://bit.ly/L2jcWZ  #NFL 

Loretta Lynn was 15, not 13, when she was married? Who does she think she is, Marv Levy? #NFL #Bills

1. Shanahan trampled on practice field. 2. #Redskins lose salary cap grievance. This stuff is supposed to happen in threes, isn’t it? #NFL

Two things happened to H-Rod: 1. Was rushed into role he wasn’t ready for. 2. #Nats got good in a hurry, so everything was magnified. #MLB

The best thing about Donald Driver winning #DancingWiththeStars is that I doubt the #Redskins will trade a 2nd-round pick for him. #NFL #Fins

Wednesday

NBCUniversal will furnish 5,535 hours of #Olympics coverage — and just think: the 100-meter dash will take up less than 10 seconds of that.

You know that collision Shanny had in practice the other day? Well, not to worry. I just heard he has a $200 deductible. #Redskins #NFL

Five hitless innings for Cole “Old School” Hamels. Wonder if he’s throwing an emery ball tonight. #Nats #Phillies #MLB

Whoever wins the #NHL’s Eastern Conference should waive the right to have home games in the Finals. The #LAKings are unbeatable on the road.

That HR off Papelbon was just LaRoche’s way of reminding him: Hey, I was your teammate once for nine days (July 22-31, 2009). #Nats #RedSox

#Devils 5, #Rangers 3. Once again, the #NHL playoffs are 60 minutes away from being Tortorella-free. #Caps

Did that HS kid in Fla. really have his diploma withheld because he Tebowed, or was it because he completed only 46.5% of his classes? #NFL

Thursday

LT dealt with his son selling his Super Bowl ring better than Ochocinco handled the theft of his Starbucks gold card. Go figure. #NFL

Love De Smith ripping #NFL for “fight[ing] us on a number of workers’ comp cases.” #NFLPA ignored pre-‘59 players for decades. A scandal.

Friday

Charlie Sheen claims he DIDN’T buy LT’s Super Bowl ring. But he did say, from what I hear, that “Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel.” #NFL

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Dan Daly

Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of "The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at ddaly@washingtontimes.com.

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