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!
Can't make phone calls!!!! 2012 has begun
Walking on the sidewalk and felt that quake, pretty crazy, old brick building next to me about lost its chimney. Wow.
Never seen so many football players scared!!!!!! EARTHQUAKE!!!
The earthquake better not happen while I'm bench pressing or It could get ugly
If you get out of work early today because of the quake, come to the Nats game tonight!!!
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:
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.