Athletes Tweet Tremor Humor After East Coast Quake Strikes

Tuesday, an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale decimated much of the east coast from the Carolinas to Canada. It really didn't destroy much of anything, but everybody lost their minds anyway, because things this colossal, important, attention-grabbing and unifying don't happen on this side of the country unless the Boston Red Sox are playing.

Athletes took to Twitter just like everybody else did. As more precincts report, we'll keep this list updated throughout the afternoon.

Funniest thing ever seeing a bunch of east coast natives scrambling because of an earthquake lol it's a west coast thing!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Can't make phone calls!!!! 2012 has begunless than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

Walking on the sidewalk and felt that quake, pretty crazy, old brick building next to me about lost its chimney. Wow.less than a minute ago via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet Reply

Never seen so many football players scared!!!!!! EARTHQUAKE!!!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

The earthquake better not happen while I'm bench pressing or It could get uglyless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

no I am out of town.. I hate I missed it. "@amandax123: @David_Ragan did you feel the earthquake"less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply

If you get out of work early today because of the quake, come to the Nats game tonight!!!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Lol yup!RT @Steelersdepot: James Harrison will likely be fined for the earthquake.less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

A popular sports-related (sports!) reaction to all this: blaming the whole thing on [fat player/coach]. Here's a handy tracker for the most common subject:

RT @josh_levin: Keep track of all the dumb Albert Haynesworth earthquake jokes in real time http://t.co/fu7nyAuless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

And this story, like every story, ends with a little bit of New York Mets humor. Oh, you Mets:

Citizens Bank Park was evacuated. No one allowed in. But the Mets are still inside. Really.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

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