Discover: Baseball

Friday, 8 October 2010

Discover: Baseball

So, you’re a baseball fan? Us too! In fact, there are tons of fans, teams, players and news sources sharing loads of useful baseball information right now as playoff fever spreads. And, spreading it is. From Roy Halladay’s no-hitter to Tim Lincecum’s 14-strike-out game last night, baseball related terms have been leading Twitter’s trending topic’s this week.

Here are some tips to help you find the best baseball sources on Twitter so you, too, can share in the experience.

Follow the playoff teams and lend your support by putting a hashtag (#) in front of their names in your Tweets.


Did you know Jason Heyward has an account? Follow the list of verified players in the league, or pick and choose which favorites to follow.

Search for your favorite team or player to find related Tweets and accounts.

Hear about Twitter-only giveaways and news as it happens right from the source by following the official @MLB and @WorldSeries tweets on your phone so you don’t miss a beat. Learn how to set up SMS alerts here.

And, whether it’s the playoffs or Hot Stove League time, one of the best ways to get up-to-the-second insider information is to follow some of the top baseball journalists or news sources. Some great accounts include: @MLBTradeRumors, @SI_JonHeyman, @keithlaw, @Ken_Rosenthal, @BobKlap, @jonmorosi, @JeffFletcherAOL, @TylerKeppner, @jcrasnick, @amyknelson, @BNightengale, @Buster_ESPN, @ExtraBaggs (Giants), @Evan_P_Grant (Rangers), @JSalisburyCSN (Phillies), @KDavidoff (Yankees), @m_sheldon (Reds), @kellythesier (Twins)