Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Primer: Part 3 (Twitter Extravaganza)

We are less than 2 weeks away from Spring Training and I can feel the crazy Space Coast wind on my face already. We have just two parts remaining, and today's post is going to focus on a particular social-networking site that some of you swear by and others swear at, Twitter. I have found that Twitter is one of the best, yet most frustrating, ways of conveying news. So here is a brief list of those that we believe are must-follows for any MLB fan, Nats included.

If you don't already, follow us!
@CapitolBaseball - Joe's personal twitter and location for official Capitol Baseball news
@CraigMac - Nats, Flyers, Beer, other nonsensical things

Nats:
@AdamKilgoreWP - Washington Post Beat Writer extraordinaire
@ballystar40 - Collin Balester, loves mustaches and the Anaheim Ducks
@billgluvna - Bill Gluvna, pun-happy Coordinator of Nats Media Relations
@ChiefsRadio - Nats' Triple-A Affiliate, Syracuse Chiefs radio broadcasters
@cnichols14 - Runs NatsNewsNetwork's popular Off the Field section & freelance photographer
@cstammen35 - Nats' long reliever, Craig Stammen
@dcsportsbog - radio transcribing expert and Washington Post writer - Dan Steinberg
@doubledays - Nats' new Single-A Affiliate, the Auburn Doubledays
@DrewStoren - Just a run-of-the-mill Stanford student and baseball star, Drew Storen
@federalbaseball - SB Nation Nats blog, Federal Baseball
@HagerstownSuns - Nats' Low-A Affiliate, the Hagerstown Suns
@HbgSenators - Nats' Double-A Affiliate, Harrisburg Senators
@hbgsensradio - Senators radio twitter account
@HendoDC - Columnist for Nats Daily News blog
@HeyClubbie - Mike Jech, Hagerstown Suns Clubhouse Manager
@JLannan31 - Opening Day starter and ground-ball expert John Lannan
@JWerthsBeard - Fantastic perspective from Jayson Werth's beard
@MarkZuckerman - Blogger for Hire
@masnBen - MASN Nats Beat Writer, extremely accessible to fans
@mattvita - Washington Post Sports Editor
@mlbtrnationals - MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals' specific feed
@MrIrrelevantDC - Side project of the Mottram Brothers
@natsdailynews - A wide variety of DC Baseball coverage, modern and historic
@NatsJournal - Washington Post's Nationals Journal blog
@NatsNewsNetwork - Credentialed Nats blog, great coverage
@NationalsPR - Official Public Relations Blog of the Nationals
@PNats42 - Nats' High-A Affiliate, Potomac Nationals
@RyanTatusko - Came over in the trade for Guzie, excelled in 6 games in Harrisburg
@StacheOBally - Exactly how it sounds, tweets from Balester's mustache
@SyracuseChiefs - Nats' Triple-A Affiliate, Syracuse Chiefs
@TheNatsBlog - Nats representative for the Bloguin Blog Network
@washingnats - Bill Ladson, MLB.com Nats' Beat Writer, used to love cheeseburgers

MLB:
@BattingStanceG - Batting Stance Guy, ridiculous musings about out-of-date players
@bigleaguestew - Yahoo! Sports MLB blog, 'Duk is a Blackhawks fan (boo)
@BtBScore - Beyond the Box Score, SB Nation Sabermetric blog
@jaysonst - ESPN.com writer Jayson Stark, has an affinity for obscure stats
@jcrasnick - ESPN.com and Baseball America writer Jerry Crasnick
@JimBowdenXMFOX - Former Nats' GM and now MLBNetwork Radio personality
@jimcallisBA - Baseball America prospect expert, very fan friendly
@jimcaple - ESPN.com writer and Sabermetric expert Jim Caple
@Joelsherman1 - New York Post Baseball Columnist, breaks many signings/trades
@JonathanMayoB3 - MLB.com prospect and draft guru
@JPosnanski - Sports Illustrated Columnist and brilliant (and long-winded) baseball writer
@Ken_Rosenthal - Fox Sports MLB expert, breaks many signings/trades, wears bowties
@MinorLeagueBlog - Top Prospect Alert, nightly tweets of top MiLB performers
@MinorsandMajors - Grant Paulsen, host of XM's Minors and Majors show
@MLBNetwork - Official twitter of the MLB Network
@mlbtraderumors - Breaking news of trades, signings, and other deals
@OldHossRadbourn - Ghost of Old Hoss Radbourn, 1880s pitcher, definition of old-school
@pgammo - Spink Award winner and Hall of Fame writer, Peter Gammons
@robyneyer - SB Nation writer, Sabermetrics-centered analysis
@SI_JonHeyman - Sports Illustrated and MLB Network Insider, Jon Heyman
@STATS_MLB - STATS LLC in Chicago, amazing baseball stats every night
@UniWatch - Uniform-centric coverage of all the major sports

Any additional people we should be following? Let us know in the comments!

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