If you are interested in being up to the minute with your knowledge of the happenings in sports, then being active in Social Media is a must. Stories don't break on SportsCenter or the radio anymore, every story breaks on Twitter.
But you don't just have to be interested in knowing first to be interested in Twitter. The platform also gives fans a rare chance to interact with their favorite baseball players (and literally millions of fans, other celebrities, etc.) in 140 characters or less instantly. Catch a cool or funny fan picture, a picture of a family gathering or any of a number of other cool things just by following the players that interest you.
But be forewarned: there are a lot of fake accounts out there. Below is an alphabetic list of all of the known Seattle Mariners major and minor league players that are on Twitter now.
|TEAM||Twitter Handle||Seattle Mariners||@Mariners||Tacoma Rainiers||@RainiersLand||Jackson Generals||@jacksongenerals||High Desert Mavericks||@HDMavs||Clinton LumberKings||@LumberKings||Everett AquaSox||@EverettAquaSox||Pulaski Mariners||@PulaskiMariners|
|PLAYER||Twitter Handle||Private, Y/N?||Chris Andreas||@candreas09||N||Robbie Anston||@bobanston5||N||Jamal Austin||@Mallo5High||Y||Steven Baron||@sbaron88||N||Matt Bischoff||@MatBisch_20||N||Tyler Blandford||@Tblandford||Y||Jabari Blash||@JabariBlash||N||Patrick Brady||@PB486||N||Matt Browning||@Rownman4Real||N||Tony Butler||@tWeeezyy||N||Carter Capps||@THECarter_Capps||Y||Danny Carroll||@DanielCarroll07||N||Mike Carp||@CarpusMaximus20||N||Cavan Cohoes||@CavanCohoes||N||Vinnie Catricala||@VinnieCatricala||N||Josh Corrales||@JCorrales11||N||Mike Dowd||@Dowdy_36||N||Darren Ford||@DarRunFord||N||Charlie Furbush||@charliefurbush||N||James Gillheeney||@LeftyJG27||N||Andrew Giobbi||@AndrewGiobbi||N||Shaver Hansen||@jr_lariat||Y||Dillon Hazlett||@D_HAZZ88||N||Ralphie Henriquez||@I_AM_DATDUDE12||N||Steven Hensley||@The_Hen17||Y||Felix Hernandez||@RealKingFelix||N||John Hicks||@JohnHicks08||Y||Austin Hudson||@Ahud25||N||Kyle Hunter||@K_Hunt7||N||Cameron Hobson||@CamHobson||N||Shawn Kelley||@shawnkelley23||N||Willy Kesler||@wkesler||N||Ryan Kiel||@RK_THREES||N||Christopher Kirkland||@SpankyKirky||Y||Andrew Kittredge||@amkittredge||N||Reggie Lawson||@ThatLawson||N||Brandon League||@BrandonLeague43||N||Marcus Littlewood||@mlittlewood9||N||Lucas Luetge||@LucasLuetge||N||Jeff Marquez||@tHeHoMiEjMaR||N||Brandon Maurer||@maurerpower28||N||James McOwen||@jdmcow||N||Brad Miller||@SergioMillar||N||Tim Morris||@Tjm1187||Y||Dan Paolini||@Dpaolini2||N||James Paxton||@James_Paxton||N||Carlos Peguero||@CarlosPeguero8||N||Steven Proscia||@Prosh19||N||Dennis Raben||@D_RayU||Y||Stefen Romero||@stefonson||Y||Chance Ruffin||@chanceruff18||N||Jake Schlander||@JakeSchlander6||N||Forrest Snow||@feSNOW||N||Taylor Stanton||@TFStanton10||N||John Taylor||@John_Taylor_14||N||Luke Taylor||@LukeTaylor09||N||Ben Versnik||@BenVersnik||N||Taijuan Walker||@tai_walker||N||Casper Wells||@UpstateBaller||N||Bennett Whitmore||@leftypitch||N|
That represents the entire list that I have confirmed through various avenues. There are a few others out there that are unconfirmed, and a few that are confirmed as fake. For instance, I've been told by the Mariners that Dustin Ackley is not, and will not ever be, on Twitter.
Of course, if you are signing up to follow the Mariners on Twitter, please make sure to follow ME -- SeattleClubhouse's Rick Randall there, too: @randallball.
If you have any other Mariners players that you think (know) that I've missed, I'd love to hear from you as I'd love to keep this list updated.
Have at it, and happy Tweeting!