Yeah, I said it.
Call me biased, call me a baseball favoritest, but I stand by this take, 100 percent.
It’s a hot take, yes, which is funny because Denver is cold these days…wait, where are you going? Do you want me to turn this into a TED Talk via a sports article? Ok, fine, but I’m doing this for you, the loyal reader.
The Colorado Rockies have the best Twitter account of any team in professional sports. Hi, I’m Alex Murphy and welcome to my TED Talk.
You might be saying to yourself, well, there’s no way. The MLB sucks at social media. The Vegas Golden Knights or the Portland Trail Blazers have the best sports team Twitter account. Yes, they are good, but the Rockies have separated themselves from the pack.
And why are they the best?
Well, I direct you to several examples which I will show here in this article.
There are of course some classic threads, like this one on July 21, 2018, when the Rockies faced the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rockies decided to create this into a moment so it is much easier to find, and it does not disappoint.
Also, this random reply to a tweet from a fan who, after the team kindly asked everyone to not ask about the weather, proceeded to ask about the weather. Don’t feel sorry because they had this coming for them.
Then, they created a burner account where they replied to their own tweets for like a month and wrote the entire lyrics to “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley without anyone noticing until they themselves revealed it to the world.
They pulled a hidden trick more than once recently.
This was from last year when someone cleverly photoshopped a bunch of Rockies players together to form the first so many digits of pi (3.14). Even Twitter commended the Rockies for their work.
They support their fellow teams in Denver.
And you thought the Gritty hype would have ended by now? NOT SO FAST.
They are well aware of the latest memes and trends.
They enjoy their fair share of game shows, especially the famous one with the Canadian host who was portrayed by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live and the screens with the text in white and background in blue.
You can look through the account yourself to find some really quality tweets. They even have a thread of their favorite tweets from 2018.
And by far, the greatest tweet from this account, a tweet so amazing that it needs context in order to really enjoy it.
At the beginning of the 2018 season, The Denver Post, the local newspaper, put out a guide to Coors Field for the 2018 season which was supposed to show off the new left-field scoreboard.
Instead, this happened.
At the time, the paper had recently let go of about a third of their staff, so those in the Life & Culture section probably weren’t well-versed in baseball knowledge, but to not know the difference between the home stadium of the local team and a stadium where the name of the team is literally on top of the scoreboard is terrible.
Coincidentally, the picture of Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, was a picture from the 2007 NLDS, when the Rockies played the Phillies, so the photo could’ve been in the Post archives. However, that picture is 11 years old, so Citizens Bank Park doesn’t even look like that anymore.
How does Rockies twitter come into this equation? Well, when the Rockies traveled to Philadelphia in June, this happened and the world is now better for having seen it.
The evidence is right there, in writing, above this paragraph. I wanted to thank you for reading my TED Talk and I hope you stay tuned for more in the future.