In what’s being called by baseball promoters “one of the most immersive social media events in Major League Baseball history,” Monday night’s Home Run Derby will feature many of the competition’s batters interacting with fans during the competition on Twitterfor the first time ever.
This should be highly entertaining for baseball fans who tweet, to witness all the trash talk (trash tweets?) between the jovial all-stars who will be swinging for the fences. Get your questions and comments ready for your favorite player. Which Twitter accounts should you follow during this batting extravaganza? Here’s the full roster from MLB.com:
American League captain David Ortiz (@davidortiz), Jose Bautista (@JoeyBats19) and Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) will be tweeting on their accounts during the course of the event as participants, and so will other All-Stars including Heath Bell (@HeathBell21), Gio Gonzalez (@GioGonzalez47), Hunter Pence (@HunterPence9), Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP), Gaby Sanchez (@GabySanchez215), Justin Upton (@RealJustinUpton), Major League Baseball’s first Tweeter C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer), Howie Kendrick (@HKendrick47) and Joel Hanrahan (@hanrahan4457).
Want to see these guys smacking it out of the park on TV? It’ll be live on Monday night (7/11/11) from Chase Field in Phoenix on ESPN and ESPN3 starting at 8 P.M. ET, or watch the live stream on MLB.com. Not into TV? Follow the players’ tweets all in one place on this Twitter list.