Despite its reputation as a female-dominated social network — or perhaps because of that? — every team in Major League Baseball is now actively using Pinterest.
All 30 MLB teams also have official pages on Google+ and officials blogs on Tumblr. And the league itself also has an official presence on all three social networks.
The league and all of its teams have already been active on Facebook and Twitter for some time now, but only recently expanded its collective social media footprint to Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.
Some teams are already doing well for themselves on Pinterest. As I type this, the Milwaukee Brewers have attracted the biggest audience with its 906 followers. The team also has a substantial profile that currently counts 18 different boards.
The sabermetrics (a.k.a. Moneyball) website, Fangraphs put together an offseason poll. In it they asked the geeky baseball fans to rate their hometown announcers, with a particular emphasis on sabermetric insight.
Then put it all together using a geeky formula to determine the top 30 Baseball broadcasters:
1. Los Angeles Dodgers (Home) – Vin Scully
2. New York Mets – Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez
3. San Francisco Giants – Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow
4. Houston Astros – Bill Brown and Jim Deshaies
5. Boston Red Sox – Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy
6. Chicago Cubs – Len Kasper and Bob Brenly
7. Milwaukee Brewers – Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder
Set to come out in 2012 with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel. From Rotten Tomatoes:
“Director Len Wiseman (Underworld) jumps into the remake game with this retooling of Philip K. Dick’s short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, originally brought to the big screen by Paul Verhoeven in the 1990 sci-fi action eye-popper starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Colin Farrell stars as a blue-collar worker whose grip on his own identity breaks down after realizing…”
The Complete Saga – 9 discs on Blu-ray – I know what you’re thinking and I too already own too 7 sets of Star Wars movies. But, you have to watch these trailers, I mean you have to. They are that good.
An upcoming ABC series, Thurs 8pm – Three beautiful women, a former Miami police officer, a mysterious street racer, and a well-to-do thief, are given a chance at redemption when they are recruited by an anonymous millionaire named Charlie Townsend to solve crimes while struggling with their own personal problems, love lives and each others’ friendship.
Starring John Cusack, to come out in 2012. From IMDB – IMDB: “A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer’s stories.”
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door –
Only this, and nothing more.’
Guillermo Del Toro is a legend in the sci-fi, horror, and monster genres and it’s easy see why. Here is his proclamation’s at the 2011 Comic Con, from The Hollywood Reporter:
Del Toro is working on the robot-monster film Pacific Rim and said of Legendary’s involvement in the project, “It’s a miracle finding a company that has the energy, the ambition, the balls to make movies the way we want to make them.”
The director lived up to the wild cheers that had greeted him in the hall (in Spanish and English alike) by making a promise to his fans: “It is my duty to commit to film the finest f—ing monsters ever committed to film. And secondly – I make the pledge to create the greatest f—ing robots ever committed to film.”
Not much out about the movie, except this one sentence plot and the military insignia picture: “When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence,giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.”
It’s an old character being reinvented through animation. Not many probably know of this small time hero, unless you live in France, Belgium, or Germany where he is huge. Perhaps this is solely an international play?
The film does have two names big enough to get me to see it: Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Tintin comes out this December.