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Baseball star discovers power of Twitter

Commentary: Dexter Fowler of the St. Louis Cardinals goes hitless for the first four days of the baseball season. Then he sends a tweet.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


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Dexter Fowler, from his days with the Chicago Cubs.

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Twitter is useful for raging at others.

Does that include the baseballs gods?

As the Major League Baseball season gets underway, some hitters just aren't hitting. At all.

One of those was St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler. He went 0-13 from Thursday through Sunday in his first three games of the season. 

This doesn't make a hitter happy. It also convinces fans that the hitter must be done for.

Fowler sought ways to dispel the curse. 

So he took to Twitter on Monday morning and offered a sentence for each of the hits he failed to execute. 

You might think this desperate.

I might think you should try it. 

For in Monday's game between the Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers, which the Cardinals won 8-4, Fowler enjoyed a third-inning hit that batted in a runner. 

The Cardinals decided to echo Fowler's Twitter mantra and offered this joyous chorus.

Naturally, others leaped upon the Twitterized chanting -- a beer company, for example.

And the local hockey team.

The hockey team may need some chanting tips. 

The Blues did, indeed, score a goal, but lost 4-2 to the Washington Capitals.

As for Fowler, he did get his hit but still went 1-5.

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