Twitter Invades Minor League Baseball

Our pal Jordi Scrubbings is a full-blown, unapologetic devotee of Twitter, so it’s fitting that we learned about minor league baseball’s firm embrace of new media directly from him.

As Jordi noted in his post, Sunday’s game between the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Staten Island Yankees was streamed live on twitcam.com, and it was reasonably popular:

So far they have nearly 70 viewers and have several people discussing the game through twitter with each other and the Hudson Valley Renegades twitter feed (@HVRENEGADES). There are even family members of the Renegades tuning in and contributing to the discussion. No word yet on whether there are any fans on location chiming in.

I’d like to think that this isn’t too far from what I was doing the other night with that series of posts from the ballpark.  It has the potential to be a huge, huge thing for sports organizations in that it allows them to offer fans another way to enjoy the game.

Many teams are already using Twitter (I hope to have the reasonably complete list in a page link up top by the end of the week).  This concept makes that medium much more valuable.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Happy Jack on August 24, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Actually the number of viewers at one time climbed to 100 by the end of the game. The production quality and sound were excellent. I saw couple of family members from Washington state and Florida commenting and many people were asking if the second game of the Double Header would also be broadcast. People were getting into it.

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  2. And the SEC doesn’t want you to talk at a college football game. Some people just don’t get it.

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