Twitter Not A Strong Point For The Phillies

In today’s world, use of social media is essential for any organization. In sports, social media just as important. Even if a team isn’t performing well on the field/court/ice, social media can keep fans interested and entertained. Let’s take the Sixers for example. They are one of the NBA’s worst teams in terms of wins and losses over the last couple years. But their Twitter account has been one of the best I’ve seen. They’ve mastered the ability to keep a fun and ultimately positive vibe in the midst of losing so many games.

The same cannot be said of the Phillies. A couple days ago, Sean Dolinar over at Fangraphs wrote about the offseason Twitter usage amongst MLB teams.

The Phillies ranked near the bottom in in Tweets per day, Tweets with media, and overall interactions.




Now, the Phillies aren’t the worst team, but their current situation puts them in a position where social media popularity could really benefit them. Fans are starting to lose interest.

It’s time to step your game up, Phillies.



  1. Paul

    February 18, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    This is for Twitter though…

    I sure don’t use that and most of the people I actively talk to or discuss baseball with do not use it either,

  2. KEG

    February 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Are you kidding me? Twitter?? Wow

  3. Ted Bell

    February 18, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I’m not really concerned with the team’s use of social media. Their failure to embrace advance metrics seems more important. ESPN has them dead last in that regard, not just in baseball, but in the four major sports. That means they’re ranked 122nd out of 122 teams. I guess the Scott Freedman influence hasn’t kicked in yet.

  4. Oran Kelley

    February 18, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    “In today’s world, use of social media is essential for any organization.”

    I’d be interested to see a demonstration of this assertion. I don’t think it’s true.

  5. wbramh

    February 19, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Has our society really been reduced to a reliance on tweeting to communicate?
    How sad.
    I’m trying to imagine how how Lincoln would have used the medium.

    87 Yrs – still strng – thnx dead for sac – peeps rule! hashtag-GettysbrgAddr.

    I know it’s easier to carve into stone. but something’s missing – know what I mean?

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