To give away free prizes to followers, Twitter account of @MLB goes private

For six hours, @MLB goes private.

This is a first ever that I’ve seen. The official Twitter account of Major League Baseball (@MLB) has gone to private status for six hours (starting at noon Eastern today) for several contests for their loyal followers.

So what exactly is going on? Here are the tweets MLB had public before they went private.

– Last call! Get on the #MLBMembersOnly list by following us. RT so your friends don’t get stuck waiting in line when we go private.

– The doors are closed and the @MLB account is officially private and we want to reward YOU. The next SIX HOURS are all about

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