Ten Little Birds: Top-10 Red Sox on Twitter
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We all know that the Red Sox will reign supreme as the kings of the baseball world until next October, but who among the current world championship roster commands the most attention in the Twittersphere?
It should come as no surprise that the formidable All-Father and World Series MVP, Big Papi himself, rakes in as many followers as he does inside fastballs, with more than 565,000 Tweeps in his ever-growing entourage.
The Flyin’ Hawaiian and right field virtuoso Shane Victorino comes in a distant second with the team's diminutive-yet-dominant second baseman Dustin Pedroia — who first joined the 140-character crowd in February — ranking third.
Here, submitted for your approval, o loyal members of the Nation, are the top 10 Red Sox to team up with on Twitter:
1) David Ortiz
Who he follows: Late Show bandleader @PaulShaffer, WWE champ @JohnCena, newly minted Seattle Mariner @RobinsonCano and Canadian coiffed urchin @justinbieber.
Best shorts of the weekend go to @TNT_CraigSager pic.twitter.com/HTr8XwnwEU
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) December 14, 2013
2) Shane Victorino
Who he follows: Raunchy comedienne @SarahKSilverman, Barry Gibb Talk Show host @JimmyFallon, ageless hurler Jamie Moyer @jmo50Moyer and Funky Bunch/Teddy Bear lover @mark_wahlberg.
Had a blast on @TeamCoco with Ironsides last night. Thanks for having us @ConanOBrien! #BostonStrong pic.twitter.com/PDLuTFzlzO
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) November 6, 2013
3) Dustin Pedroia
Who he follows: Pardon the Interruption co-host @RealMikeWilbon, breaking updates on Bigfoot sightings @BRFO_Updates, The King of Queens @KevinJames and Patriots tight end @RobGronkowski.
Thanks to teammates @MikeNapoli25 and Gomes for my new shirt! Thank God they got a small! pic.twitter.com/6bQtdxvhuG
— Dustin Pedroia (@15Lasershow) July 8, 2013
4) Jon Lester
Who he follows: Dick-boxer @jtimberlake, Fantastic Four strongman @MichaelChiklis, weatherman Brick Tamland @Steve Carell and New England outfitter @LLBean.
Thanks for the love y'all! Thrilled to be back with the best organization in baseball next year and hopefully for many more years to come!
— Jon Lester (@JLester31) November 1, 2013
5) Mike Napoli
Who he follows: Tight yoga pants lovers @YogaPantsRule, porn star @RachelStarrxxx, former Playboy model @LeeannTweeden and organic, homemade pie from @PaigesPie.
The beard is coming back to Boston!!! Couldn't be happier!! #Bstrong #beards #Ilovethiscity pic.twitter.com/mb2pDxq4tL
— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) December 7, 2013
6) Koji Uehara
Who he follows: U.S. Ambassador to Japan and American royalty @CarolineKennedy, Far East Football @NFLJapan, Texas Rangers flamethrower Yu Darvish @faridyu and Boston Globe writer @PeteAbe.
日刊、スポニチ、報知、サンスポ、カラーで一面（≧∇≦） ありがとうございます(^-^)/ pic.twitter.com/t4BGhgAbsy
— KOJI UEHARA (@TeamUehara) October 21, 2013
7) Will Middlebrooks
Who he follows: UFC fighter @JohnDoomsday, Comedy Central duo @KeyAndPeele, Wheel of Fortune host @patsajak and Green Bay Packers pivot/Discount Double Checker @AaronRodgers12.
Pimpin ain't easy RT @Jen_Royle: Who wants to see @middlebrooks in his baby Christmas sweater!? Thank @juliefrances61 pic.twitter.com/sYf1Hic1Ov
— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) December 14, 2013
8) Jake Peavy
Who he follows: Auburn Tigers head coach @CoachGusMalzahn, snow/skateboarder @shaun_white, Zen master @PhilJackson11 and knuckleball killer @AaronBoone_ESPN.
The boys & chief are headed to Bama! See u soon Boston...thank u thank u for all the love & support!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/aZ1Cdhn8LB
— Jake Peavy (@JakePeavy_44) November 4, 2013
9) Daniel Nava
Who he follows: Former Red Sox @IamCodyRoss, @ShredderPunto, @Themikeaviles and @Ryan_Kalish.
Thanks everyone for the love, support and prayers. Grateful to say I have a healthy baby girl now!! #blessed #GoSox
— Daniel Nava (@dnavs33) August 6, 2013
10) Jackie Bradley, Jr.
Who he follows: Adamantium-laced mutant @RealHughJackman, WEEI Dennis and Callahan show co-host @GerryCallahan, Hootie, sans Blowfish @dariusrucker and Kardashian Prison escapee @ReggieBush.
Kickin' it with my mother pic.twitter.com/rzKDKWyMFX
— Jackie Bradley Jr. (@JackieBradleyJr) November 21, 2013
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