Athletes on Twitter: Danger lurks at every turn

These days, it’s not enough for an athlete to study his opponent.

He’s got to figure out his followers, too.

That can be quite a challenge at times for Florida Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison, one of Major League Baseball’s more prolific, interactive and entertaining Twitter users (@LoMoMarlins). He has more than 70,000 followers, which equates to roughly a week’s worth of crowds at Sun Life Stadium in 2011.

“This one guy today, he literally made fun of me and told I was a piece of s---,” Morrison said before a late September contest. “Then he came back with, ‘Give me a Re-tweet.’ That’s just confusing to me. I don’t even know what that means.”

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