Thursday, February 11, 2010

Following IU Baseball on Twitter

In case you were unaware, IU Baseball is now on Twitter. Much like Hoosier coaching colleagues Tom Crean and Bill Lynch, Tracy Smith will be "tweeting" on all things Hoosier Baseball during the upcoming season. In addition to being a great recruiting tool, from a fan's perspective, the IU Baseball Twitter feed provides an inside look at Coach Smith and the baseball program both on and off the field.

For example, in recent posts Coach Smith has touched on:

- Alex Dickerson's power: "Dickerson hit ball today from west end of Mellencamp that hit 3/4 the way up the wall on east end. Still tryn to grasp physics of that one."

- The position battle at catcher: "I want our catchers to follow the path NSYNC, Destinys Child, Jackson 5, and The Commodores-someone n group needs to decide to go solo."

- The performance of a future Hoosier: "Our 6ft 7in RHP signee Chad Martin called me today and told me he struck out 7 n 3 innings n 1st outing this past wkend."

Most exciting for Hoosier fans, though, is that Coach Smith indicated in a post on Monday morning that he will be using Twitter to update pro scouts this season, which means fans will have access to real-time inside information on things like weekend pitching rotations and lineup changes. I for one am a big fan of the IU Baseball Twitter feed and will be checking it often, and I would recommend you doing so as well. Go Hoosiers!

Check out the Hoosiers on Twitter here.

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