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Dan Levy on the reported personal Tweets ban on MLB.com writers: “Conspiracy!”

"The internet was abuzz on Tuesday night about a new hot-button baseball story, and this time, the statheads and traditionalists actually agree!" Dan Levy writes, adding, "So you know it must be something terrible. In fact, it is. Word has come down that MLB is putting the kibosh on MLB beat writers from Tweeting anything that is not baseball related. In addition, the league, reportedly, is stressing to players to be a little more careful with what they tweet. In other words, don’t do it. An issue, per Aaron Gleeman of Hardball Talk, is that MLB has an aggregator for each team, and clogging that feed with non baseball talk, while giving each writer a personality that could help build their following, doesn’t help their faceless ‘every cog in the machine is equal’ infrastructure. Gleeman updated this story today with a post that MLB is denying any such constraint on its beat writers. Conspiracy!" || MLB.com denies the new Twitter policy. Here. || Will Leitch: Twitter policy no good for anyone. Here.

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