This is your (monthly?) reminder that, while Bleacher Nation is most notably found here in the confines of “www.bleachernation.com,” it also exists elsewhere on the Web. Not every pithy bit, interesting discussion, or funny picture makes it here to the site – which is why you should strongly consider following Bleacher Nation on Twitter and “Liking” BN on Facebook, if you don’t already.
On Facebook, sometimes I throw up pictures and discussion items not quite suitable to a full-on post here at the site. I also post every BN article there, so, if you’re a Facebooker, it’s a handy way to know when there’s new content up on the site.
BN on Twitter is pretty much what you’d expect it to be: short (and informative?) items, re-tweets of relevant/interesting info, and – as on Facebook – a link to every new BN article.
And, sometimes on Twitter, I push people to mash-up Beatles songs and sabermetric concepts in a tribute to the Cubs’ new management group, and it takes off to hilarious effect, and winds up on 670 The Score.
Last night, Twitter user Eli Gieryna sarcastically suggested that something ESPN’s Jon Greenberg had said about the Beatles and Theo/Jed/Jason sounded like a “terrible hash tag meme.” Given my prior discussion of the new guys as the Beatles, and their affinity for advanced statistics, I decided to make that sarcastic suggestion a reality. Fifteen hours and hundreds of tweets (by dozens of people, many of whom have probably never heard of Bleacher Nation) later, I’d say it was a success.
To see what I’m talking about, check out #SabrBeatles.
Among the winners: “We Can VORP It Out,” “Back in the UZR,” “You’ve Got to Hide Your Bunts Away,” “Revolution K/9,” “LOOGY in the Sky with Diamonds,” “Day xFIPper.” A few of mine: “I Want You (Linear Weights Are So Heavy),” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Mathematician’s Club,” and “Your Mother Should Know (About Regression to the Mean).”
Funny stuff – and the kind of thing that is, by its very nature, the exclusive province of Twitter.