Infographic: MLB Players on Twitter

I’ve had a few previous posts on here about MLB teams and social media, including this infographic about MLB fans on Facebook.  I don’t believe I’ve previously posted anything like this regarding Twitter, however, so I suppose this is that post.

Here’s an infographic from 57hits.com that, instead of looking at the fans, takes a look at the number of Major League ballplayers on Twitter.  The graphic appears to be from 2013, so the data isn’t up-to-date, though I do find it interesting that (at that time, at least) the AL East was far out ahead of the rest of the crowd.

MLB players on Twitter


Quote of the day

I was the greenest rookie that ever was. One evening I was standing out on the sidewalk when a stranger approached and said, ‘You’re famous already kid. See, they’ve named a hotel for you.’ I looked across the street and sure enough, there was a big illuminated sign that read ‘Johnson Hotel.’ Well, do you know that I was so green that I actually believed the man!

~Walter Johnson

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Walter Johnson (Library of Congress)


One month until Opening Day

Spring Training is underway, and regular season baseball is right around the corner!


This day in baseball: John McGraw passes

Less than two years after retiring, John McGraw died on February 25, 1934 at his home in New Rochelle, New York.   McGraw passed away due to prostate cancer and uremic poisoning at the age of 60 and is interred in New Cathedral Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.  In 1937, he became a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s second induction class.

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John McGraw in 1910 (Wikimedia Commons)


“Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” Meat Loaf

This song by Meat Loaf is a long one, and it’s largely a teenage (ahem) love story.  But it does throw in the baseball metaphor with a simulated radio broadcast about halfway through.  Enjoy!


Quote of the day

I have to absorb the new season like sunlight, letting it turn my winter skin pink and then brown. I must stuff myself with lore and statistics until my fingers ooze balm.

~W.P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe

W.P. Kinsella


Roman Colosseum

It’s been a minute since I posted a good Peanuts strip.  The pressure Charlie Brown feels on the mound in this one is classic.

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