#Hot Corner

The first ever tweets from the MLB Twitter account

@MLB has been around for almost five years now. What did it look like at the start?

As Twitter makes its IPO today (where it debuted at more than $40/share), I thought it might be fun to look back at the beginnings of everyone's favorite Twitter account, @MLB.

Here is the first ever tweet (that still exists, at least) from December 2008 on what is now known as @MLB. The account appears to have begun its existence as @mlblogs.

A couple more from that first week:

And:

Still more:

Some advice:

Dave Matthews and MC Hammer!

New Year's Eve comes around:

Not so sure about this one:

Sometime in mid-May 2009 at the latest, the account switched over from @mlblogs to @MLB. You can see evidence of that here:

And here:

But even as of May 21, the account was still tweeting in this voice:

Today, the @MLB Twitter account looks like this:

It's functional, certainly, but it's not all that fun. It seems to work for the 3.2 million followers @MLB has, though, and, for that, the people buying Twitter up at $40/share this morning thank them. I just miss my updates about fireworks over Central Park.

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