I’ve noticed a lot of links to “Top XX Twitter Accounts Padres Fans Should Be Following” popping up here and there. I think all of these lists I’ve seen have been severely lacking. They seem to leave out some of the major accounts associated with the Padres, some of the best accounts in terms of interaction, and some accounts that are just good follows. Quite frankly, I’m not sure who would want to follow some of the accounts suggested by the lists I’ve seen.
I’m including myself in that. I’m still amazed that I have managed to get
900+ 1000+ followers. You people must be bored out of your skulls.
So, I decided to compile my own list. The difference between my list and all these other ones that have popped up: I didn’t limit how many. You should be following most of them — if not all — if you consider yourself a fan and want to get all the news, information, and opinions that are out there.
I follow just about all of these people/accounts because they put forth some great, honest information and/or opinions on the Padres. From the Padres front office to the lowly fan in the cheap seats and from San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA to Washington, D.C. and everywhere in between.
So here you go, grouped by category but in pretty much no particular order:
UPDATED AS OF 1/3/2015
Patrick Kurish, Communications Coordinator. Loves to tweet out obscure stats at seemingly random times.
Head groundskeeper at Petco Park.
Randy Smith, Vice President of Player Development
Chief Marketing Officer
Padres Latino Affairs manager
Padres Social Hour
Host of Padres Social Hour and fill-in radio/TV play-by-play announcer.
Bill Center, formerly the Padres beat writer for UT San Diego, now blogging and co-hosting Social Hour for the Padres.
Mike Grace, Occasional host of Social Hour.
Padres Minor League Affiliates
- TC_DustDevils – Short season A-ball
- Storm_Baseball – High A-ball
- missionsmilb – AA-ball
Current Padres Players
Padres Minor Leaguers
Former Padres Players
Mark Grant, color analyst.
Padres Live host and play-by-play announcer.
Mark Sweeney, Padres Live host, studio analyst, dugout reporter, and occasional color analyst.
Dugout reporter and Padres Live host.
Katie Osborne, Padres POV host and dugout reporter.
Fox Sports San Diego’s resident brand ambassadors/spokesmodels/whatevers.
Long-time San Diego sports reporter, formerly of the Union-Tribune.
Derek Togerson, sportscaster for NBC San Diego.
Channel 10 Sports Director
Padres radio play-by-play announcer.
Bob Scanlan, radio color analyst.
Darren Smith, Mighty 1090 afternoon talk show host.
San Diego’s Associated Press sports writer. Also known as The Woirst.
Corey Brock, MLB.com’s Padres beat writer.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Padres minor-leagues but were afraid to ask.
The blog formerly known as Chicken Friars.
So there you have it. What — I think — is the most comprehensive list of who and what to follow on Twitter ever compiled for Padres fans. Did I miss you? Well then, do a better job of tweeting about the Padres.