Like White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen before him — oh, boy — Indians skipper Manny Acta has joined the Twitterverse. With Spring Training nearly upon us, we can all now get a glimpse of the world according to Manny.
If you’re on Twitter, you can find all Acta’s Mannyisms under the handle @Mactriber_11. It’s the latest plunge into social media on the part of the Indians, who are also planning on doing more on that area in thr future.
On Wednesday, Cleveland actually sent out an e-mail notification to promote Acta’s newly-created Twitter account. In the message, the club stated: “Acta’s presence on Twitter is part of an over-arching organizational social media strategy overseen by team president, Mark Shapiro. Future announcements regarding the Cleveland Indians use of social media will be forthcoming.”
Here is a taste of what to expect if you give Acta a follow…
Eating home-cooked meals at mom’s house. Packing for Spring Training. Updates on Indians players from Arizona. If that’s a sample of what’s to come, should be entertaining and insightful to follow along.
As long as we’re pointing out some Indians-related accounts on Twitter, here are some others worth checking out:
@castrovince — Former Indians.com beat reporter & current MLB.com columnist
@MLBastian — Current Indians.com beat reporter (shameless plug!)
@Indians — Official Indians Twitter account
@tribeinsider — Front office account
@tribetalk — Front office account
@ChrisPerez54 — Indians closer Chris Perez
@JLEWfifty — Indians pitcher Jensen Lewis
@Gator4God — Indians first baseman Matt LaPorta
@RadioRosey — Jim Rosenhaus of the Indians Radio Network
@hoynsie — Plain Dealer beat guy Paul Hoynes
@jitribeinsider — News-Herald’s Jim Ingraham
@ABJ_indians — Beacon Journal’s Sheldon Ocker
@twithersAP — Associated Press’ Tom Withers
@TonyIPI — Tony Lastoria of IndiansProspectInsider.com
@CLBClippers — Triple-A Columbus
@AkronAeroes — Double-A Akron
@KinstonIndians — Class A Kinston
@LCCaptains — Class A Lake County
@mvscrappers — Class A Mahoning Valley
@mlbtrindians — MLB Trade Rumors Indians feed
@LetsGoTribe — Indians blog
@TheDiaTribe — Indians blog
@PureRage_Perez — Fake Chris Perez account
If there are others you think should be included on this list, feel free to mention them in the comments section below this post.
I’ll be writing, blogging & tweeting from Arizona starting Saturday.