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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Primates on Twitter

Nobody’s put together a list for the BTF Wiki, so I thought I’d get the ball rolling with the primates that I know that are on Twitter.  Please feel free to add yours - I’m always finding that I’m missing people that I should be following.

Dan Szymborski - @DSzymborski
Shannon Kilpatrick - @ShannonKilpatri
Colby Cosh - @colbycosh
Matt Rauseo - @mattrauseo
Matt Welch - @mleewelch
Tom Tango - @tangotiger
Sean Forman - @sean_Forman
J.C. Bradbury - @jc_bradbury
Paul Mazurkiewicz - @SirSandwich
Dan Lee - @thejamootz
Carlos Gomez - @CBWannabe
Keith Willoughby - @abdoujaparov
Ted Berg - @OGTedBerg
Jon Daly - @designatedsittr
Dayn Perry - @Daynperry
Craig Burley - @craig_burley
Chris Dial - @Pfeiffer86
Sean McNally - @SeanMMcNally
Howard Megdal - @howardmegdal
Geoff Young - @ducksnorts
Jeff Sackmann - @jeffsackmann
David Cameron - @d_a_cameron
Mike Emeigh - @MWEinNC
Mike Silva - @NYBD
Adam Morris - @lonestarball
Craig Calcaterra’s wife’s husband - @craigcalcaterra
Colin Wyers - @cwyers
Aaron Gleeman - @aarongleeman
Maury Brown - @bizballmaury
Chris Needham - @needham_chris
Jonah Keri - @jonahkeri
Repoz - @RRepoz
Jim Furtado - @jimfurtado

Undoubtedly there are more out there that I don’t know about and I don’t always remember who reads and hangs out on BTF and who doesn’t (complicated by the issue of different handles).

This isn’t really a list of “what baseball guys should I follow” so much as just getting the Primate tweeters in one convenient list.

UPDATE: Please be sure to update your Twitter and Facebook links in your member profiles. The field has been there for a while and hundreds of Primates have already entered the info. Jim

Dan Szymborski Posted: December 15, 2010 at 07:07 PM | 77 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jay Seaver Posted: December 15, 2010 at 07:26 PM (#3711478)
Jay Seaver - @JaySeaver

(more movies than baseball until the season starts)
   2. xeifrank Posted: December 15, 2010 at 07:26 PM (#3711480)
Xeifrank - @dodgersims
[Mostly running baseball simulations on a daily basis during the season]
   3. Craig Calcaterra Posted: December 15, 2010 at 07:52 PM (#3711506)
My wife has a twitter account too, but she only uses it to follow me. And Rick Reilly.
   4. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: December 15, 2010 at 07:53 PM (#3711510)
Coot Veal and Cot Deal - @CootVealCotDeal

(Baseball-Birthdays.com update announcements)
   5. Gamingboy Posted: December 15, 2010 at 07:53 PM (#3711511)
Gamingboy - @Gamingboy

I go in odd patterns: sometimes I write nothing, other times a lot, sometimes a lot but nothing to do with baseball. And sometimes I just shout out nothing but anti-Yankee vitriol. In other words, it's just what I do here, in Twitter form.
   6. dr. scott Posted: December 15, 2010 at 07:53 PM (#3711513)
I hardly ever tweet about baseball... usually cycling, film, and beer, and usually in response to other people that I follow... so I recommend that you do not follow @scott1064. It would likely not be very interesting, though it would also not clog up your timeline, as I say very little.... so there is that.
   7. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: December 15, 2010 at 07:54 PM (#3711516)
My wife has a twitter account too, but she only uses it to follow me. And Rick Reilly.
And Ken Rosenthai.
   8. Repoz Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:01 PM (#3711527)
@RRepoz

Couldn't take the constant pressure any longer.
   9. Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn) Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:06 PM (#3711535)
My wife has a twitter account too, but she only uses it to follow me. And Rick Reilly.

Don't forget Heyman. She definitely follows Heyman.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:09 PM (#3711537)
And Mike Crudale.
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:16 PM (#3711546)
@TJNawrocki, although I rarely have any coherent thoughts about baseball, just smart-alecky comments about random ephemera. Not unlike what I do here.
   12. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:21 PM (#3711549)
@MattWaters28. I've actually become a big fan of Twitter.
   13. Adam B. Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:26 PM (#3711552)
@adambonin - though my feed is largely non-baseball (pop culture, liberal politics).
   14. Bourbon Samurai Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:28 PM (#3711555)
@anthonycenelson
   15. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:40 PM (#3711565)
David Cameron - @d_a_cameron

6th best feed on Twitter.
   16. Bourbon Samurai Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:44 PM (#3711569)
I go through phases of loving twitter and then, as now, it is totally frozen and I can't bloody do anything.
   17. rawagman Posted: December 15, 2010 at 08:45 PM (#3711571)
@RAWagman
   18. thetailor Posted: December 15, 2010 at 09:12 PM (#3711603)
My blogmate updates at @fonzieforever, and it's all baseball stuff. Personally, I don't tweet - I'm facebook obsessed.
   19. Mindworm Posted: December 15, 2010 at 09:22 PM (#3711614)
Before I do this myself, has anyone made a list on Twitter? Link?
   20. alkeiper Posted: December 15, 2010 at 09:26 PM (#3711621)
@alan_keiper
   21. RJ in TO Posted: December 15, 2010 at 09:26 PM (#3711622)
Unless there's another Ryan Jones who posts here (certainly a possibility), that @ryan_jones29 is incorrect. I do not have a Twitter account.
   22. Elvis Posted: December 15, 2010 at 09:40 PM (#3711636)
@bjoura

Mostly Mets stuff
   23. pv nasby Posted: December 15, 2010 at 09:41 PM (#3711639)
@slappymcpappy
   24. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: December 15, 2010 at 09:47 PM (#3711649)
Walewander - @goddtill
   25. flournoy Posted: December 15, 2010 at 09:47 PM (#3711650)
@mflournoy13

I maintain that my twizzler account is the greatest of all time.
   26. Gamingboy Posted: December 15, 2010 at 10:10 PM (#3711676)
Before I do this myself, has anyone made a list on Twitter? Link?


I did and I know at least one other person did. Not all updated yet, though.
   27. Dan Szymborski Posted: December 15, 2010 at 10:21 PM (#3711685)
I was a twitter skeptic at the start, too, but it can be a lot of fun - Cliff Lee Signing Night was hilarious.
   28. Gamingboy Posted: December 15, 2010 at 10:35 PM (#3711696)
Here's my list. I might be missing one or two people. And I'm not sure if I'm even on it, which is a tragedy. I can't put myself on my own list!??!
   29. Dan Szymborski Posted: December 15, 2010 at 10:37 PM (#3711700)
Joe Dimino is @joedimino. Was already following him, but I didn't include him in list.
   30. Jack Keefe Posted: December 15, 2010 at 10:46 PM (#3711706)
I am @jackkeefe Al but what the hell is Twitter it sounds like a bunch of old Ladies to me. Cheep cheep cheep like the Music Man. Well I have all ways loved the Sound of my own Voice and why not on social Media Al.
   31. WiHaloFan Posted: December 15, 2010 at 10:46 PM (#3711707)
@wihalofan
Mostly Halos Heaven stuff. Oh, and Angels comics.
   32. Spivey Posted: December 15, 2010 at 10:47 PM (#3711708)
@morecabell
   33. Jack Keefe Posted: December 15, 2010 at 10:51 PM (#3711714)
Wait Ozzie Guillen says I must not say Old Ladies I must say Elder Hotties of the Distaff Sex.
   34. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: December 15, 2010 at 10:51 PM (#3711715)
@Softballhuman

I just use it to follow.
   35. Tuque Posted: December 15, 2010 at 11:45 PM (#3711757)
Jack Keefe has Twitter?!
   36. AndrewJ Posted: December 15, 2010 at 11:52 PM (#3711763)
@Andrew_Milner
   37. Jack Keefe Posted: December 16, 2010 at 12:08 AM (#3711770)
Yes and now I can start Trade Rumers like YANKEES SINE & TRADE JETER 2 ROYALS 4 FRANCOOR that will have every 1 in Nots Al.
   38. Dave Spiwak Posted: December 16, 2010 at 12:38 AM (#3711789)
Nobody's using a #BBTF hashtag. I checked assuming something weird or dirty would come up (it sounds like one of those craigslist acronyms), but so far it's just some guy from Thailand using it.
   39. cardsfanboy Posted: December 16, 2010 at 01:02 AM (#3711804)
I have a twitter account, (actually two) don't think I've used it beyond the first week I signed up. @cardsfanboy
   40. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: December 16, 2010 at 01:10 AM (#3711807)
I am predisposed to anti-social behavior making such mediums of little use.
   41. Tom Nawrocki Posted: December 16, 2010 at 01:28 AM (#3711812)
I also recommend @TracyRingolsby, if you're not already following him. In addition to coverage of MLB and the Rockies, he'll also throw in the occasional tweet on Pro Rodeo. Bet you don't get that from Craig Calcaterra!
   42. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: December 16, 2010 at 01:51 AM (#3711816)
Cheep cheep cheep like the Music Man.

Surf a little, blog a little, surf a little, blog a little,
Tweet - tweet - tweet!
Surf a lot, blog a little more
   43. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: December 16, 2010 at 01:53 AM (#3711817)
I'm @SoxMachine. Cryptic, I know.
   44. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: December 16, 2010 at 02:11 AM (#3711818)
I am predisposed to anti-social behavior making such mediums of little use.

You're here, ain't you?
   45. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: December 16, 2010 at 03:12 AM (#3711854)
I am @jackkeefe Al but what the hell is Twitter it sounds like a bunch of old Ladies to me. Cheep cheep cheep like the Music Man. Well I have all ways loved the Sound of my own Voice and why not on social Media Al.

Reading this post was the closest I have ever come to signing up for Twitter.
   46. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: December 16, 2010 at 03:26 AM (#3711864)
Jon Daly - @designatedsittr


They block it at work (along with just about every other site in the universe) so I don't use it anymore. I've gone old school at work recently. Been using my downtime to write my memoirs. My wife wants to know about what I was like in my twenties and I find it easier to write about myself than talk about myself.
   47. Tom Nawrocki Posted: December 16, 2010 at 03:38 AM (#3711874)
Been using my downtime to write my memoirs. My wife wants to know about what I was like in my twenties and I find it easier to write about myself than talk about myself.


That's really cool. I didn't even know you got married - you should have tweeted it!

My wife doesn't even want to hear about what I was like this afternoon.
   48. BDC Posted: December 16, 2010 at 03:47 AM (#3711888)
My wife wants to know about what I was like in my twenties

Having repressed most of my own 20s, I admire your ability to recall yours :)
   49. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: December 16, 2010 at 03:49 AM (#3711890)
Been using my downtime to write my memoirs. My wife wants to know about what I was like in my twenties and I find it easier to write about myself than talk about myself.

That's really cool.

CONCUR.
   50. joeysdadjoe Posted: December 16, 2010 at 04:07 AM (#3711915)
@joeysdadjoe
   51. Mark S. is bored Posted: December 16, 2010 at 04:09 AM (#3711917)
@MarkSDupree - But I really only use it to tweet my book review blog entries
   52. A triple short of the cycle Posted: December 16, 2010 at 04:16 AM (#3711928)
I've never used Twitter. Or Facebook. Haven't figured out how to navigate the BTF lounge. I did finally send a (very brief) text message recently from the Blackberry that my boss insists I have. I think maybe I am stubborn and resistant to change.
   53. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: December 16, 2010 at 04:19 AM (#3711937)
Thanks. We'll see where this goes. I've got about ten pages of material so far. One good sign is that one of my more popular pieces was a short roman a clef about an incident in my Army days. It's different than writing about baseball or other sports. I can't go to a website to look this stuff up, but I can't surf as much as I used to anyways. Been busy, but I still have down time like when the compter is uncooperative or I am on hold. While on hold, it looks like I'm taking notes.

I still haven't figured out how folks wasted time at work before computers.
   54. Jason Robar Posted: December 16, 2010 at 04:30 AM (#3711946)
I'm @sideswipe70 - though my tweets currently contain a lot about how the Habs are stinking up the joint. (To put it in non-nannyable terms.)
   55. Howie Menckel Posted: December 16, 2010 at 04:43 AM (#3711955)
Howie Menckel = @BergenBrennan

Sports Business, Meadowlands Sports Complex news, NJ horse racing, Atlantic City casinos, NY/NJ stadiums and arenas, PSLs and sports ticket prices, links to the related daily "Meadowlands Matters" blog items, and the occasional bon mot - all delivered in about 2 to 8 tweets a day.
   56. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: December 16, 2010 at 05:26 AM (#3711986)
@spudsfan

Not too much baseball talk though. Although you won't have to deal with my complaining about my fantasy football team for awhile.
   57. salajander Posted: December 16, 2010 at 05:56 AM (#3712007)
@salajander, naturally
   58. DCW3 Posted: December 16, 2010 at 06:07 AM (#3712014)
@dcwind3

No real baseball posts. Mostly Jack Handy-ish stuff.
   59. Xander Posted: December 16, 2010 at 06:07 AM (#3712015)
If Walt Davis had a twitter account and just linked to his posts on this site I would be happy.
   60. KingKaufman Posted: December 16, 2010 at 09:51 AM (#3712060)
@king_kaufman

In Twitter, as in life, it's all about the underscore
   61. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: December 16, 2010 at 10:23 AM (#3712061)
@philcoorey

Need to use it more for work especially
   62. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: December 16, 2010 at 01:30 PM (#3712077)
@Mike_El

I don't post much...but maybe you guys can peer-pressure me into increased tweetage.
   63. Crashburn Alley Posted: December 16, 2010 at 02:32 PM (#3712098)
   64. MANUdaMAN Posted: December 16, 2010 at 04:00 PM (#3712170)
@MANUdaMAN
   65. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: December 16, 2010 at 04:26 PM (#3712202)
@JoeBivens, but all I do is twit "hey".
   66. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: December 16, 2010 at 04:44 PM (#3712224)
I'm @cheer. Which I thought would be cool, as my email address at various companies always used to end up being "cheer@blah.com." So I figured @cheer fit perfectly.

Except. I now find myself getting followed by assorted teenage girls who, evidently, think my twitter feed is about something else altogether. I honestly never saw that coming, and I can't help but think this won't end well for me.

Anyway, I go through phases where I tweet a lot, then don't tweet for weeks. More about the Cubs than anything else, although you just never know.

Also, this:

Surf a little, blog a little, surf a little, blog a little,
Tweet - tweet - tweet!
Surf a lot, blog a little more


Should be getting a lot more attention for being hilarious, although now I have that GOD DAMNED song stuck in my head. So thanks for that.
   67. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: December 16, 2010 at 05:11 PM (#3712252)
Not on Twitter so I've never seen any of you Tweet, but I'll go add my FB profile URL to my profile page here.
   68. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: December 16, 2010 at 05:29 PM (#3712268)
BALLS! Someone ELSE has a twitter account with the Joe Bivens username. I set one up as RealJoeBivens. DON'T BE FOOLED, FOOLS!
   69. SOLockwood Posted: December 16, 2010 at 06:48 PM (#3712350)
@SOLockwood

Just joined Twitter this week.
   70. JE (Jason) Posted: December 16, 2010 at 06:57 PM (#3712364)
@Southfive
   71. Ken015 Posted: December 16, 2010 at 10:16 PM (#3712593)
@Ken015

I don't say much though.
   72. icho1977 Posted: December 17, 2010 at 05:58 PM (#3713083)
ILYCHS MORALES = @icho1977
   73. icho1977 Posted: December 17, 2010 at 06:00 PM (#3713085)
   74. Howie Menckel Posted: December 17, 2010 at 06:09 PM (#3713093)
@OldHossRadbourn is as much of a curmudgeon as you would expect a 156-year-old ex-pitcher to be.

samples from this week:

Nice to see so many people discussing "The Big Ten." In my day this of course was the nickname of L. May Alcott, that Rubenesque delight.

How to X-Mas guide: buy a heavy, collared woolen shirt. Sweat in it for 15 days. Do not wash. You have created an Old Hoss replica jersey!

I once requested an autograph from an opponent. I asked him to write: "To Hoss, the father of my seven children." The fellow was most angry.

The Metro Dome's roof collapsed. Bah! This is nothing. The Grays' Messer Street Grounds was once attacked by a Sea Monster.
   75. Gamingboy Posted: January 05, 2011 at 02:32 AM (#3723572)
Thought I'd just bump this, in case anybody else had a twitter account who didn't say so before this got buried.
   76. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: January 10, 2011 at 04:33 AM (#3727225)
12 tweets in 7 months, but:
@Der Komminsk-sar.

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