St Paul Saints “Twitter-My-Face” night

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by Erica Mauter July 14, 2009 • Only the Saints could get away with this.

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On July 23, players, coaches, fans and employees will be asked to update their facebook status, post photos and send tweets so that baseball fans around the world will know exactly what is going on at Midway Stadium. Saints pitching coach Jason Verdugo is expected to tweet during a trip to the mound to speak with one of his pitchers and other players and coaches are expected to tweet from the dugout…

Fans will get to see the Saints updated facebook, MySpace and twitter pages during the game displayed on the Saints videoboard. Fans will check out the live status of Saints players. For example, when Saints first baseman Jason Cooper comes to bat, his facebook status may appear on the videoboard stating “Jason Cooper is…at the plate” or “Jason Cooper is…upset at that last strike call.”

Popular Saints staff members and ushertainers such as Mudonna, famous massaging nun Sister Ros, beer vendor Trixster and Superfan will let provide a unique perspecitive with updates during the evening. Fans in attendance July 23 and monitoring the conversation at home are encouraged to use the hashtag #saintstweetup on twitter in an effort to make the Saints the first minor league baseball team to become a trending topic on the social media site.

And as much as I’m uninterested in how trying to “make” the twitter trending topics has become a game and not an organic reflection of what people happen to be talking about, I’ll give the Saints a pass because it’s kinda cool.

I love Mudonna, by the way.

So, the game is July 23 vs the Lincoln Saltdogs, buy your tickets here, the twitter hashtag is #saintstweetup, and the places to follow are facebook.com/stpaulsaints, twitter.com/stpaulsaints, and myspace.com/stpaulsaints.

I love how the Saints organization keeps coming up with new, different, fun things to keep the fans entertained. That they do this is not new and different; it’s their bread and butter. That they keep doing it consistently is impressive. I wish other non-major-league teams (the Lynx in particular) would pay more attention.

(via @jongordon)

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