Major League Baseball (@MLB) teams across North America are set to take the field this week as the 2018 baseball season gets underway. North of border, the Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) have returned with a cast of new faces, returning favourites and one of pro sports’ most dedicated fan bases on Twitter.
New for 2018: Tweeting #BlueJays will unlock a custom Blue Jays emoji all season long as fans from across Canada chat up the Jays. Our research shows that baseball is an incredibly popular topic with Canadians on Twitter:
Early in the 2017 season, the @BlueJays became the first Canadian professional sports team to cross the 2,000,000 follower mark on Twitter. At the time, they were only the second @MLB team to hit that milestone, having subsequently been joined by three other team accounts.
Here are the Top 5 most followed teams in Major League Baseball:
Here are the Top 5 most followed professional sports teams in Canada:
The @BlueJays added a number of players over the offseason, adding to the deep roster of Jays you can follow on Twitter.
Here are some “new for 2018” @BlueJays you can follow on Twitter:
Granderson is also the third most followed active @BlueJays player on Twitter
Keep tabs on Twitter for all the baseball reaction and fan reactions around the 2018 #BlueJays.