Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report," has taken over Major League Baseball's Twitter account -- and it's fantastic.
Colbert won control of the account after defeating the MLB in its own Beat the Streak Contest. The contest offers a $5.6 million dollar prize to any person that can successfully select a player to get a hit in a game 56 times in a row, in honor of Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio's record hit streak.
Colbert won on the second day by correctly selecting St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols while MLB went with a hitless Kevin Youkilis. Colbert's prize is control of the account for 24 hours from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Friday.
Colbert, in his typical irreverent manner, has already tweeted some classic tweets from the account, including:
"If I'm in charge of MLB tweets, I can do trades, right? Cardinals, I'll give you two cameras and a Teleprompter for Albert Pujols. #Colbert"
"Am I the only person who thought @MLB was the twitter handle of Matt LeBlanc? #Colbert"
"SCORE UPDATE! Seattle Salamanders 7, Albuquerque Balloons, aught. Also, it's Toss Your Trash On The Field Day at all stadiums! #Colbert"
Be sure to follow Twitter account @mlb for the rest of the day for Colbert's updates. You can also directly follow Colbert at @StephenAtHome
Here is video of Colbert discussing his win over MLB on his Comedy Central show.