Although the Toronto Blue Jays are off to a slightly mediocre start in 2016, that hasn’t stopped its legions of fans — and plenty of media — from tweeting and retweeting the heck out of the ballclub.
Perhaps fittingly, most of the team’s top ten influencers by retweets last week were Sportsnet related (Sportsnet is owned by Rogers, which also owns the team along with its downtown Toronto stadium).
@SNStats, the most retweeted account other than the Blue Jays’ own official handle, had several statistics-related items retweeted.
Russell Martin is on pace for 204 strikeouts this season. #BlueJays record is 159 set by Kelly Johnson in 2012 & Jose Canseco in 1998.
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) April 28, 2016
— April Whitzman (@Alleycat17) April 28, 2016
Parody account Jose Meowtista also had several retweets last week, partially driven by a hot new piece of clothing:
— Jose Meowtista (@JoseMeowtista) April 29, 2016
There was even one Blue Jays player to make the top ten influencers by retweets table for last week, after closer Roberto Osuna’s tweet of himself with a young fan:
— Roberto Osuna (@RobertoOsuna1) April 26, 2016
We’ll be following the Twitter action surrounding The Six’s baseball club all summer long, so be sure to check back often.