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These were our favorite tweets from the baseball world in 2017

A lot of things happened in the baseball world in 2017, but more importantly a lot of things also happened on Twitter in the baseball world in 2017. As the year draws to a close, we thought we should take a look back at some of the best baseball tweets from the year gone by. 

@JustinVerlander and @faridyu -- The Trade Deadline

Two of the most iconic tweets of the season were seen as innocent selfies at the moment they were tweeted. Both Justin Verlander and Yu Darvish were aware of the trade rumors swirling around them at the deadline, and both wanted to let their followers know that they were still safe and sound with their respective teams. Of course, we know what happened next.

Both would ultimately be traded -- Darvish just minutes later, while Verlander took a few more weeks -- and both wound up pitching in the World Series a couple months later. 

@Mariners -- When 280 Characters Happened

When Twitter announced its character limit would be extended from 140 to 280, there was communal uneasiness regarding how we would go about using the extra space. One thing we knew we could count on was teams like @Mariners using their newfound freedom wisely and efficiently:

Other teams, meanwhile, opted to use their 280 to remind friends and followers just how many World Series titles they've won. Can't say we blame them.

@Rockies -- Pi Day

Even for a team account as notoriously clever as @Rockies, this was a whole new level. This perfect Pi Day tribute is, sadly, Photoshopped, but it is funny to imagine Bud Black trying to explain to his players where they needed to stand for the photo to work.

@BMcCarthy32 -- Seinfeld is Watching

McCarthy appears regularly on most "Best of Twitter" lists, but this observation still takes the cake as his best tweet of 2017. Add in the whole Cody Bellinger Doesn't Know Seinfeld saga that followed, and it stands out even more.

@RedSox -- All Rise

After watching their biggest rivals enjoy the meteoric rise of Aaron Judge from unproven rookie to national superstar, it was no surprise to see @RedSox take an opportunity to poke a little fun when Jackie Bradley Jr. made an unbelievable catch to rob Judge during a July game against the Yankees.

@MeLlamoTrevor -- Trevor Williams Logs On

It wasn't just a stellar year on the field for Pirates rookie right-hander Trevor Williams. He made his presence known in your Twitter feed as well. Our favorites include:

@Phillies -- Nick Pivetta Shoots His Shot

Thankfully, @Phillies didn't opt to go the Michael Scott route with this one:

@MLB -- Game 5 Doctor's Note

Game 5 of the World Series was an instant classic -- an outrageous, beautiful mess of a baseball game that we will all remember for a very long time. But in the immediate aftermath of Alex Bregman's 10th-inning walk-off single, none of us really knew how to feel. After five hours and seventeen minutes of drama and chaos, it was nearly impossible to return to normal life. Luckily, @MLB did us all the favor of writing the ultimate doctor's note: