Although yours truly hails from Montreal, a city that saw the Expos relocate to Washington 10 years ago, I still actively follow Major League Baseball every year. In fact, I recently attended the Blue Jays and Mets series of exhibition games at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal last month, rejuvenating a baseball fever that had cooled down considerably over the past couple of years. However, unlike the last time the Expos were here, I was carrying a smartphone full of social media applications, broadcasting my thoughts and sharing photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Foursquare. There’s no doubt that social media platforms and sports go together; in fact, a recent infographic published by Statographics showed how popular baseball was on social networks on March 31. Some of the stats include: Continue reading
March Madness makes such an impact every year on all forms of media due to the nature of college basketball within the United States. While the regular season pales in comparison to the media buzz college football generates, the postseason tournament garners a lot of attention from all types of sports fans. The allure of the tournament is having the opportunity to score a perfect bracket, or something close to it due to the difficulty in accurately predicting every single winner.
David Wright, Buster Posey, Jose Bautista…Eric Sogard? You’d think the last name wouldn’t typically come up in a conversation with the other three MLB stars, but the Oakland Athletics infielder has risen up the ranks on Twitter to become one of the final two players in the #FaceOfMLB competition.