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Paul Sullivan: Sorry, MLB, but baseball takes a back seat to the NFL when it comes to fan interest

CHICAGO - In an attempt to be snarky on the final weekend of the NFL regular season, Major League Baseball sent out a wordless tweet that contained two emojis of a baseball and football.

Though I'm not fluent in emoji-speak, I believe the message was "baseball is greater than football."

The tweet has garnered more than 35,000 likes and 1,800 comments since it was posted Dec. 29, and sparking debate in an otherwise dull offseason obviously was MLB's objective.

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