Last month, to help promote its Beat the Streak fan challenge, Major League Baseball issued a challenge to Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert – beat the league and he could have its Twitter account for 24 hours. If you’re not familiar with the game, Beat the Streak allows fans to pick a baseball player every day and hope that he gets a hit. If you’re the first to correctly pick 56-consecutive players with a hit, you’ll win $5.6 million. All Colbert had to do was last longer than the people picking on behalf of MLB (I’m guessing they’re Dominican shortstop propects) and he would be able to Tweet from the MLB account for a day. And wouldn’t you know it, he won. Because MLB lost on the second day.
Regardless if Colbert won after 2 days or 56, he indeed took control of the MLB Twitter this past Friday, and it was just as glorious as you’d expect if you already follow his personal Twitter, or simply watch his show. In case you missed it and don’t feel like scrolling through MLB’s actual baseball news on its Twitter feed, I’ve included Colbert’s hilarious Tweets after the jump.
Check out his link for yourself, but remember to come back.
This, of course, shamelessly takes you to Colbert’s Super PAC website, where you can donate to the mysterious cause and have your name aired during an episode of The Colbert Report.
I want more like this!
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