TWITTER FOLLOWER-MASTERS STYLE
As promised, here are the follower updates for Round 2. List is based on the Round 1 leaderboard only. First number is yesterday; second number is early this morning; third number is tonight’s number. If you read yesterday’s post, I included those who didn’t tweet. Well, not tonight. Those who don’t tweet, are not included. No tweeting for them; no listing from me!!!
Rory McIlroy – @McIlroyRory = 178,353/179,379/182,872
Y.E. Yang – @Y_E_Yang = 18,077/18,183/18,315
Ricky Barnes – @RealRickyBarnes = 4,277/4,303/4,539
Sergio Garcia – @TheSergioGarcia = 39,510/39,603/39,831
Trevor Immelman – @TrevorImmelman = 29,642/29,687/29,779
Geoff Ogilvy – @geoffogilvey = 34,953/34,987/35,111
Gary Woodland – @GaryWoodland = 4,815/4,860/4,974
Ryo Ishikawa – @ishikawa_ryo = 5,727/5,741/5,767
Rickie Fowler – @RickieFowlerPGA = 98,295/98,508/100,248
Tiger Woods – @TigerWoods = 727,773/728,608/731,981
Lee Westwood – @WestwoodLee = 160,139 as of about an hour ago; now has 160,179
Since last night, and even this morning, everyone has gained followers. Leading the Masters and follower gains, Rory McIlroy increased by over 4500.On the heels of his 6 under round today, Tiger Woods wasn’t far behind Rory gaining over 4000 new followers since last night. Rickie Fowler gained almost 2000. As stated yesterday, I do not like golf. But, tracking the Twitter followers for major sporting events, is fun. For me.
Can Rory continue his increasing ways in both golf and Twitter? Stay tuned tomorrow for the results.
–In case you were under a rock or something today, I’m sure you heard or read about Manny Ramirez. If not, here’s a story from Sports Illustrated detailing his “early” retirement. MyTake: good-bye.
–Baseball is a tough game for me to pay attention to for long. It’s such a long season that I’m not going to get nervous or upset if my team is on a 6 game streak nor am I going to get too excited if they go on a winning streak of said length. Not in April that’s for sure. However, Boston Red Sox fans are a different breed. Their precious Sox started the season 0-6. Doom and gloom was rising over Red Sox nation. Stats galore were tweeted about no team starting 0-6 ever making the playoffs
Bleacher Report >> Boston Red Sox 0-6: Is It Time for Panic to Set in on Red Sox Nation? http://buzztap.com/-Zw4vHW
— Boston Red Sox Buzz (@redsoxbuzztap) April 8, 2011
But, with the Yankees coming to town, I made a BOLD prediction before today’s game:
— Sunny Cadwallader (@CadChica) April 8, 2011
For the record: they won. Panic temporarily halted.
–Today, the Mariners held pre-game festivities to honor longtime Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus. Dave died November 10, 2010 of a heart attack at the age of 75. Part of the festivities included a street name dedication that you can watch here. Also included was his widow, Marilyn Niehaus throwing out the first pitch (video currently unavailable). Thankfully, I had the Kleenex box handy because tears were flowing when I watched that. Unfortunately as of this posting, tears of another nature are flowing with the Mariners down 11-0 to the Cleveland Indians. Not that I had high expectations for this season mind you but I guess I was hoping for a great game tonight on Dave’s night. Some things aren’t meant to be.