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Aaron Gleeman named one of the top 50 baseball-related Twitter accounts for some reason

Dec 27, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

Baseball America has come out with its list of baseball’s top 50 baseball-related Twitter accounts. And look who’s on it:



“Entertaining” is a perfect word here, I think, inasmuch as its elasticity allows it to be applied to, say, tweets about riding his elliptical machine while watching English period dramas, pimping his podcast a few dozen times a day and offering passive-aggressive criticisms of others while still maintaining the facade of being a polite young Midwestern man.

Oh, and the “Twins blogger” stuff would probably make more sense if it said “Mila Kunis web-stalker/Twins blogger” but this is Baseball America’s list, not our own, so we’ll let it pass.

In all seriousness, Aaron is a great follow on Twitter. And I say this as someone who should already be far more sick of his online ramblings than anyone.

  1. number42is1 - Dec 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    who ISN’T a Mila Kunis web stalker?

    • cur68 - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:05 PM


      • Old Gator - Dec 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

        Not me. She looks like an android.

      • stex52 - Dec 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM

        Actually seems like there are only two looks for young actresses these days:

        1. Android
        2. Teen hooker

        Or maybe I’m just getting old.

      • wrg885 - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:40 AM

        Don’t comment much and/or give many thumbs down (especially to you) but; Sorry OG. Because Mila and baseball mixed, you must lose.

    • mlblogstomsinger1 - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:52 PM

      Such a Top 50 loses all credibility when it doesn’t include Jon Heyman. Just an opinion.

  2. illogic87 - Dec 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    I’d say his Twitter is a 2:1 ratio of trying to be funny and baseball.

  3. cur68 - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Does this count as an accolade? I mean, is there a trophy or plaque or is it a merely an unofficial title like “Triple Crown Winner”? If there is trophy, what does the 20th place guy get?

    • paperlions - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:02 PM

      The criteria for this honor appear to be slightly more stringent than for say….the Spinks Award.

      • cur68 - Dec 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM


  4. natslady - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    He’s okay. I try to listen to the podcast. Once you get past 20 minutes of giggling and what beer are they drinking, you actually hear some intelligent baseball commentary.

    • Bryz - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      You’re one of the few that is bothered by those things.

  5. indaburg - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    I woulda picked D.J. m’self, but the Gleeman’s aight.

  6. mattyflex - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    I saw Craig made the “Top 50 Beastality-Related Twitter Accounts” after his dog fister tweet.

  7. sdelmonte - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Interesting list. Old Hoss made it, unsurprisingly.

  8. Bryz - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    By the way, if you don’t read the BA post, it’s not saying Gleeman is the 20th best Twitter account to follow. Their list is ordered alphabetically.

    • cur68 - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

      I see. So he could be #1? Pity Aaron Anthopolous doesn’t tweet funny. He could only be beaten by an Aardvark.

      • El Bravo - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:44 PM

        or @aaaasssshole

  9. Reflex - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    #45(Steve Springer) was painful. If that is supposed to be a sample of one of his best tweets I can’t imagine what his worst ones looked like.

  10. tedbucklandiam - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    You know what I like best about @AaronGleeman? No politics or law comments.

  11. biasedhomer - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Someone’s a little jealous.

  12. El Bravo - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Best backhanded compliment post ever! Congrats Gleezy I guess….twitter is kinda lame though in most contexts, and ranking twitter accounts is totally lame to the nth degree.

    • historiophiliac - Dec 27, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      BTW, El Bravo, did you update the 2012 list to include Andruw Jones?

      • El Bravo - Dec 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM

        I will once I’m back in Chicago (home in upstate NY with 2 ft of snow) and have access to the list. Thanks for the reminder, it’s nice to know someone cares hahahhaha.

      • El Bravo - Dec 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

        PS that is the first pic of Andruw I’ve ever seen w/o his trademark smirky smile thing. Bad Andruw!

      • El Bravo - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

        Your final 2012 Douchenozzles List

        1. Randy Miller – South Jersey Courier-Post (abuses BBWAA privileges, HOF vote by submitting blank ballots; also invented superhero Saberboy, which is cool)
        2. Luke Scott – Perennial all-star douchenozzle. Luke says, “you don’t have to worry about me unless you’re a criminal or communist.”
        3. Ryan Braun – For cheating and also for not cheating, either way we will likely never know the truth, and that is annoying.
        4. Jon Heyman – CBS (for having a documented history of talking up and selling Scott Boras clients to ball clubs)
        5. Nick Swisher – Seriously, do I need a reason?
        6. C.J. Wilson – Tweeted Napoli’s cell number as “prank” b/c Napoli said he was looking forward to hitting HRs off of him this season.
        7. Matt Bush – DUI and for ruining his career
        8. Joba Chamberlain – for thinking he is capable of using a trampoline with his fat toady ass
        [Joba’s addition was rescinded given how unlucky the poor bastard was and he was just trying to be a good dad.]
        8. Bobby Jenks – DUI (influence mainly muscle relaxers…), amazing quote “When Deputy Sutphin asked Jenks if he had taken anything else other than the muscle relaxers, he told the officer that he “was going to be honest with you, I was just leaving Babes because I hit a car. I just had to get out of there.””
        9. Delmon Young – Assault; anti-Semitism; generally just a D-to-the-nozz all around.
        10. Pedro Gomez – BBWAA voter with no sense.
        11. Cole Hamels – For beaning Harper for being 19 and talented.
        12. Rob Dibble – Because he shoulda never left this list as the inaugural douchenozzle.
        13. Bud Selig – Repeatedly suggests, nay insists, that no one wants more instant replay in baseball.
        14. Hawk Harrelson – Homerism reaches new bounds by repeatedly calling out umps for hurting the “good guys” with “bad” calls.
        15. Bobby Valentine – Per Alex K, “Bobby V. isn’t on the list yet? He said a coach taking time off to tend to his sick kid was ‘on vacation.’ Total nozzle statement, bro.”
        16. Yunel Escobar – Wore “TU ERE MARICON” eye-black like a douchenozzle would do.
        17. Roger Goodell – The totalitarian regime of which is the NFL, headed by the iron fist of Goodell, is so powerful that the douchiness of their league temporarily penetrated the MLB blogosphere, hence the NFL-related DN addition.
        18. Jamie McCourt – For trying to add on to her $131 million settlement with Frank b/c the Dodgers sold for more than she thought they would ($2 billion). Mainly though, for simply being in the news again this year, qualifying Ms. McCourt for this DN list.
        19. The Offseason – No baseball. Seriously, the offseason is such a dick.
        20. Francisco Rodriguez – For cheating then beating his lady…allegedly.
        21. Curt Schilling – For being a terrible and unrepentant businessman.
        22. Jeff “Scrooge” McLoria – Totally manhandling the city of Miami and its new team and just not givin’ a mothaf@ck about anything but cash in his wallet.
        23. The Marlins Front Office – See #22 and note he isn’t the only proverbial douchenozzle pea in the douchenozzle pod.
        24. ESPN – Worst “Top 100” list of all time. Period. Also, why won’t they shut the f@ck up about Tebow? Even when their own boss says to shut up about Tebow, they won’t shut up about Tebow. Tebow is irrelevant so why is Tebow mentioned four times on my baseball DN list?
        25. Andruw Jones – Allegedly beat his girl up and dragged her down some stairs. Also, for losing that wonderful cherubic grin in his mugshot that he had his entire career.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      I hate to be a butt, but, Bravo, you may have to slap Torii Hunter on at the end. He squeaked in at the last minute….so many douches to keep track of, I know.

      • El Bravo - Jan 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

        Unfortunately, I cannot revise or change the 2012 list in any way once it is closed for the calendar year. In fact, doing so is punishable by death. Consider Mr. Hunter on 2013 “DN notice”. Any small infraction that occurs in this calendar year will have him added to the new list post haste.

  13. townballblog - Dec 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Congratulations, Mr. Gleeman.

  14. bigtrav425 - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    never heard of this guy

  15. humanexcrement - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    And we’re all just gonna pretend this is just a joke and not pent-up resentment disguised as a joke.

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