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The Billy Penn Twitter Power Rankings: 15 must-follow accounts for Phillies season

From @zoowithroy to @meechone to @MattGelb, these accounts bring humor, insight and news.

Update: 12:10 p.m.

Maybe it’s the losses of recent years? Maybe it’s just the fact that baseball is a long season? Either way, Phillies baseball tends to bring some of the funniest and strangest Twitter accounts.

Billy Penn is highlighting the best of those fan accounts, along with several people who cover the team. That way you can get the best Phillies Twitter experience this season (accounts are listed in alphabetical order, tweet us @billy_penn if you think there’s a glaring omission).

@amyfadoolCSN

Been Tweeting since:

February 2009

No. of followers

24.6K

No. of tweets:

35.9K

Why it made this list:

Amy Fadool Kane appears on Phillies pregame and postgame shows and provides plenty of commentary during the actual games.

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@chickphila

Been Tweeting since:

July 2008

No. of followers:

1,233

No. of tweets:

29.4K

Why it made this list:

Casey Landman was suggested by reader @alyssakeiko and also has one of the best Twitter handles of all time. Her tweets about the Phillies often show exuberance and loyalty, making her a top account to follow when the going gets tough in the dog days of summer.

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@CoreySeidmanCSN

Been Tweeting since:

March 2009

No. of followers:

6,874

No. of tweets:

20.3K

Why it made this list:

Corey Seidman hosts “Phillies Nation” on TCN and “Phillies 24/7” on CBS Radio. It’s a pretty big deal for someone who has yet to turn 30.

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@crashlandrey

Been Tweeting since:

October 2009

No. of followers:

1,585

No. of tweets:

36.3K

Why it made this list:

Corrine was suggested by reader @alyssakeiko. She writes for the longtime Phillies blog Crashburn Alley.

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@didthephilswin

Been Tweeting since:

April 2013

No. of followers:

5,578

No. of tweets:

591

Why it made this list:

Did The Phillies Win takes a simple approach to the baseball season, answering every game with a yes or no while sometimes adding a picture or a gif.

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@FanSince09

Been Tweeting since:

December 2010

No. of followers:

14.7K

No. of tweets:

163K

Why it made this list:

FanSince09 has become Philadelphia’s biggest Twitter celebrity thanks to his appearance on “The View.” But the Phillies have always been his event. He’s in his element during the (lately miserable) baseball seasons. As a bonus, he’s also excellent with Photoshop.

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@FelskeFiles

Been Tweeting since:

July 2011

No. of followers:

2,027

No. of tweets:

63.5K

Why it made this list:

He writes for the The Good Phight (the Phillies’ SB Nation affiliate). Has a knack for putting into words the general, hopeful feelings of fans as the Phillies go through their rebuild.

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@jaysonst

Been Tweeting since:

January 2009

No. of followers:

491K

No. of tweets:

20.8K

Why it made this list:

Jayson Stark works for ESPN and had a long career writing for the Inquirer beforehand. His Tweets aren’t always about the Phillies, but he provides plenty of analysis and occasional breaking news about the team.

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@loctastic

Been Tweeting since:

September 2008

No. of followers:

2,116

No. of tweets:

146K

Why it made this list: @loctastic combines his own original tweets with a good mixture of other fan and team tweets to really give a full view of the Phillies.

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@MattGelb

Been Tweeting since:

November 2008

No. of followers:

25.1K

No. of tweets:

23.9K

Why it made this list:

Gelb has returned as the Phillies beat writer for the Philadelphia Media Network (what they’re calling the Inquirer‘s parent company these days) this season after some time covering news. He does a better job than the average beat writer of adding humor and giving fans a glimpse of what happens at the games or in the locker room they might not see on TV or read online.

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@meechone

Been Tweeting since:

January 2009

No. of followers:

7,018

No. of tweets:

108K

Why it made this list: We also had Meechone on our Sixers/Flyers list, but there’s no way we could leave him off the Phillies’ list. He used to run the blog The Fightins and now does most of his commentary on Twitter.  

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@paul_boye

Been Tweeting since:

February 2009

No. of followers:

3,631

No. of tweets:

81.6K

Why it made this list:

Boye has written about sports for publications like ESPN and Sports On Earth and is a Phillies diehard. Somehow, his tweets even in the last couple of years have had an oddly optimistic tone.  

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@realadultperson

Been Tweeting since:

June 2009

No. of followers:

534

No. of tweets:

64.7K

Why it made this list:

He’s one of the lesser known hardcore Phillies fans on Twitter but still pretty sharp. He tweets A LOT during games.

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@Todd Zolecki

Been Tweeting since:

March 2009

No. of followers:

64.3K

No. of tweets:

23.1K

Why it made this list:

Todd Zolecki writes about the Phillies for MLB.com. He’s one of the most active Phillies beat writers on Twitter and especially worth a follow during games. He puts MLB.com’s trove of videos and pictures to good use.

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@zoowithroy

Been Tweeting since:

February 2010

No. of followers:

18.4K

No. of tweets:

57.2K

Why it made this list:

The man behind Zoo With Roy started the blog after the Phillies acquired Roy Halladay in a trade in 2009. His stated goal was to go to the zoo with Halladay. Hundreds of posts and hilarious tweets later, he finally did in 2014. Meeting his goal didn’t end the account, though. His insight the last few years have at least help make the frustrating Phillies hilarious.

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