Four years ago, I started a project out of, quite frankly, spite and disappointment.
I now feel a responsibility to maintain this thing I started.
Because the Padres Twittersphere is an ever-evolving entity. Players and people leave, sometimes even of their own accord. Some who have stayed have changed their Twitter usage to not be all that interesting of a follow anymore. Still others just seem to have given up the medium altogether.
Some do a bit of all of that, sailing off into the distance in silence, like a sailboat in the night.
So, here we are. The fourth iteration of my “Padres Must-Follow” Twitter list.
Grouped by category but in pretty much no particular order otherwise.
- Padres – Duh
- PadresCentral – Bill Center, formerly the Padres beat writer for UT San Diego, now the Padres official historian
- NicPat08 – Nicky Patriarca, Director of Content/Benevolent Dictator
- maddiegritsch – Padres social media maven
- jpro22 – Jeff Praught, Manager of Scoreboard Ops/Padres Productions
Padres Minor League Affiliates
- TC_DustDevils – Tri-City Dust Devils, short season A-ball
- ChrisKingSports – Dust Devils play-by-play announcer
- TinCaps – Fort Wayne TinCaps, low A-ball
- Storm_Baseball – Lake Elsinore Storm, high A-ball
- missionsmilb – San Antonio Missions, AA-ball
- epchihuahuas – El Paso Chihuahuas, AAA-ball
- tdhagerty – Tim Hagerty, Chihuahuas play-by-play announcer
Current Padres Players
- FreddyJ_6 – Travis Jankowski
- ChristianBeth27 – Christian Bethancourt
- spang19 – Cory Spangenberg
- JoeyFuego44 – Joey Lucchesi
- paarking – Anderson Espinoza
- SD_Southpaw – Logan Allen
- LametRHP – Dinelson Lamet
Former Padres Players
- RJBBQ35 – Randy Jones
- mdloretta – Mark Loretta
- THoffman51 – Trevor Hoffman
- tonygwynnjr – Now back with the Padres as a TV and radio color analyst
- BoomerWells33 – David Wells
- JGyorko05 – Jedd Gyorko
- Decker6 – Cody Decker
- NickVincent50 – (Ex) Padres pitcher, grew up in Ramona
- F_Rodney56 – Fernando Rodney
- d_no36 – Derek Norris
- NBC San Diego
- Fox 5 San Diego
- TedLeitner – Padres radio play-by-play announcer
- jesseagler – Padres radio play-by-play announcer
- DSmithShow – Darren Smith, Mighty 1090 afternoon talk show host
- berniewilson – San Diego’s Associated Press sports writer and The Woirst
- AJCassavell – MLB.com Padres beat writer
- Boomskie – Barry M. Bloom, MLB.com writer
- Bobbycressey – Padres organist (bobbycressey.com)
San Diego Breweries
- AlesmithBrewing – The creators of the outstanding .394 San Diego Pale Ale, Tony Gwynn‘s signature beer
- GreenFlashBeer – Supporters of the Bring Back the Brown movement
- HalfDoorBrewing – Nice pregame spot on Island & 9th
- MissionBrewery – Three words: Hard Root Beer
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