- Yankees: 2,623,000
- Red Sox: 1,680,000
- Rays: 208,700
- Blue Jays: 176,000
- Orioles: 153,000
Additionally, check out the Twitter activity for the #Rays hashtag onTwitter over the past six month compared to the activity of the #Yankees and #RedSox hashtags (data from trendistic.com)
The amount of Rays’ fans activity on Twitter is impressive considering the difference in the sizes of the fan bases. That level of activity also shows up when you look at how many more followers Rays-related Twitter accounts have had over the past three months:
- @ReidBrignac – 12% more followers
- @RaysJoeMaddon – 24% more followers
- @Evan3Longoria – 28% more followers
- @RaysBaseball – 29% more followers
- @TheRealBJUpton – 43% more followers
- @DavidPrice14 – 89% more followers
- @DesmondJennings – from 0 to 1900 followers
If you are not yet on board, you are missing out on a group of very active and rapidly growing Rays fans on social media. After all, it is the middle of the off-season yet this blog and the two others we work closely with, TheProcessReport and DRaysBay, are on pace to exceed 125,000 visitors as a group in December. Additionally, we are having our second best month of 2010 for visitors and could possibly eclipse our best month which was October 2010.
I promise you, becoming more active in the social media arena will enhance your game-day experience in 2011.