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Florida Baseball Coach’s Tweet to Rival Is a How-To in Sportsmanship

By Jon Santucci, USA Today High School Sports, 05/28/19, 12:00PM CDT

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“So many great games against one another, as a coach and a fan of the game, I found it appropriate to congratulate the VBHS players and their coaching staff on a tremendous job."

As a sports reporter, scrolling through my Twitter feed usually means looking at a predictable collection of highlights, scholarship offers and teenage athletes proclaiming their own greatness. Occasionally though, a tweet makes me pause.

Typically, it’s because I question what (or if) they were thinking when they sent the tweet. But then there’s the other kind of special tweet. The good kind. Like the one Treasure Coast (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) baseball coach — and athletic director in-waiting — Mike Sindone sent from the Titans baseball account to Vero Beach (Fla.)’s baseball account at 12:06 a.m. on Thursday morning. “Heck of a run, heads high fellas. @baseball_vero,” the tweet read. It was a reference to the Fighting Indians heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Timber Creek in the Region 2-9A championship game hours earlier.