Twitter Will Livestream 5 Pregame Shows During the Major League Baseball Playoffs

The social network released hashtag-triggered emojis for all postseason clubs

Pennant Fever strikes Twitter

Twitter is settling in for the 2018 Major League Baseball postseason with five special livestreamed pregame shows, as well as hashtag-triggered emojis for every playoff club.

The schedule for Twitter’s livestreamed pregame shows—which will feature highlights, breakdowns and analysis and be available exclusively via and @MLB—follows (all start times are two hours before that night’s first game):

  • Friday, Oct. 5: National League Divisional Series Preview Show
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: NLDS Preview Show
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17: American League Championship Series Game Four Preview Show
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24: World Series Game Two Preview Show
  • Saturday, Oct. 27: World Series Game Four Preview Show

Tweeting with #Postseason and #WorldSeries will unlock special playoff and Commissioner’s Trophy emojis, respectively, and the special postseason hashtag-triggered emojis by team are:

  • Atlanta Braves: #ChopOn, #ForEachOther
  • Boston Red Sox: #DoDamage, #RedSox
  • Chicago Cubs: #FlyTheW
  • Cleveland Indians: #RallyTogether
  • Colorado Rockies: #Rockies25th, #Rocktober
  • Houston Astros: #NeverSettle, #Astros
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: #Dodgers, #LADetermined
  • Milwaukee Brewers: #ThisIsMyCrew, #OurCrewOurOctober
  • New York Yankees: #PinstripePride
  • Oakland Athletics: #RootedInOakland, #WinForHeroTown

Twitter said the three most-mentioned teams during the 2018 MLB season were the Yankees (more than 7 million), Dodgers and Red Sox, and the social network also shared other data from the season.

The most-mentioned players were:

  1. Shohei Ohtani (nearly 2 million since Opening Day)
  2. Bryce Harper
  3. Mike Trout
  4. Aaron Judge
  5. Yu Darvish

The season’s top-tweeted moments were:

  1. Ian Happ hits a leadoff home run on the first pitch of the 2018 season (March 29)
  2. Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea throws a no-hitter against the Red Sox (April 21)
  3. David Bote hits a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam to lift the Cubs over the Washington Nationals (August 12)
  4. Gleyber Torres hits a three-run walk-off home run to lift the Yankees over the Indians (May 6)
  5. Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run in his first at-bat as a Yankee (March 29)

And the most frequently tweeted World Series matchups, based on team names paired with World Series and “prediction” terms, were:

  1. Yankees vs. Dodgers
  2. Indians vs. Brewers
  3. Yankees vs. Cubs
  4. Astros vs. Cubs
  5. Athletics vs. Brewers

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