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Rockies, Reds engage in epic virtual snowball fight on Twitter

Major League Baseball in many respects is in a purgatorial dead zone of sorts during the winter months. Sure, there are plenty of goings-on with free agency signings, trades and the like to keep fans engaged. But once January hits things have quieted down substantially in the wake of the initial frenzy and the waiting game begins for pitchers and catchers to report for spring training.

These winter doldrums apparently impact the folks running MLB teams’ social media accounts. One needn’t look any further than how the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds on Thursday engaged in an epic virtual snowball fight on Twitter. It was silly, not to mention quite lengthy, but ultimately an amusing way to pass the time.

The Rockies official Twitter account started it all with their Reds counterparts taking them up on the offer of a snowball fight.

With the teams all set, it was time to start the strangest social media snowball fight ever, if not the first social media snowball fight ever. The tweets went back and forth between the teams for quite awhile, but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.

Well, that was certainly something. But before it was all said and done, the Arizona Diamondbacks entered the fray, although not to partake in the virtual snowball fight, obviously.

Alrighty then. Now, when exactly do pitchers and catchers report again?