Right now, I follow 221 people on Twitter. I’m going to try and profile your must follow folks as part of being an MLB fan.
If you have a personal Twitter, I’d like you to set it aside. Create one that is just for following baseball. That way you’ve got a cornucopia of baseball wonderfulness all 365 days of the year and you can pretend for just a few minutes of scrolling through your timeline that baseball is all that is going on with the world. I’m telling you, don’t knock it until you try it. You might really like it and never log into your personal twitter.
First and foremost, let’s start with some Atlanta Braves-related follows, which I’m sure many of you know about:
Then you’ve got some the personalities surrounding the game:
@robneyer – Like Aerosmith was the kings of Rock, this man is the king of baseball writing on the net. There is none higher.
@Buster_ESPN – They don’t call him Buster Yankee for nothing, folks.
@DocGooden16 – Dr. K himself. He tweets quite a bit. I am a sucker for mid-80′s Mets because they were my first video game team on RBI Baseball for Nintendo. I understand that not everyone out there shares this sentiment.
@DarrylStrawman – Does the man need any introduction? Tweets are far and few between but he was my first favorite player. It’s good to see that Straw has turned his life around.
@williamfleitch – Good baseball fan, good author, and the man who got me reading sports blogs on the internet back in 2005 (Deadspin).
@dschoenfield – David Schoenfield, incumbent head editor for Rob Neyer at ESPN’s SweetSpot blog. He’s responsive to fans especially if you have a nice take. Mariners fan by trade.
@keithlaw – It’s Keith Law guys. You should know his excellence by now if you don’t already.
@pgammo – I mean it is Peter Gammons. Doesn’t talk as much baseball as you would think on twitter but enough. He’ll always be special to me.
@RaysJoeMaddon – The best manager in baseball is also probably the best manager on twitter. Feel the ups and downs of a season through a skipper’s words.
@JimBowdenESPNxm – Love him or hate him, the guy says some entertaining things. And he’ll always be the guy who traded for Ken Griffey Jr.
@d_a_cameron – He’s a self proclaimed baseball nerd who writes at the U.S.S. Mariner blog and FanGraphs. I think you’ll like him. A lot.
@MikeStanton27 – Tape measure shots, baby.
@DatDudeBP – The best defensive second baseman in the game is very decorated on twitter, holding contests for those who follow and answer trivia questions or those that will meet up with him. He’s from Georgia too.
@TommyLasorda – He bleeds Dodger Blue. I’m just proud of him for knowing how to operate the thing.
@LarryFNBowa – Maybe the funniest follow on Twitter. He is more like the real Larry Bowa then the guy who spent all those years losing to the Bravos.
@dailylineups – Want to know how badly Fredi Gonzalez or Dusty Baker have mangled the lineup as soon as it’s available to the press before every game? Right here. If you play fantasy baseball, it’s a must.
@GoldenSombrero – An up and coming talent in the baseball blogger scene; and one of my main squeezes that we’re are lucky enough to have as a writer at ‘The Take’. An innovator; his site tracks every Golden Sombrero during the baseball season. Can quote an Adam Sandler movie with the best of them.
@karlravechespn – I loved Ravvy on Baseball Tonight as a kid and he’s probably my favorite follow on twitter. He keeps it short but always delivers a good point and melody line with what is going on around the game.