Tweeting Before the Meetings and Other Friday Afternoon Concerns

The next time that you read words on a computer screen that have been assembled and disseminated by yours truly, the origin point of said words will be some Godforsaken byway of the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, TX.

In other words, I’ll be writing from the Baseball Winter Meetings. As mentioned earlier this week — if  you’re going to be there, please say hello! My schedule is pretty flexible, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday, and I am always amendable to putting a face to the name.

Hard at work during the 2010 Winter Meetings, about to post an exclusive scoop about how you can get free popcorn at the Trade Show.

But until then, I’d like to highlight something that occurred yesterday. It was momentous enough to merit a tweet:

And so it begins: At 7:27 p.m ET on 12/1/11, I made the first entry in my “2012 Promotions” spreadsheet.

Said entry was the Peoria Chiefs, who on June 9 will be welcoming Ernie Banks as a special guest AND staging another edition of “Dueling Pianos Night.”

Let’s Play Two! Am I Right?

Let’s move on from lonely joke-making (my primary place of residence) to that which everyone can agree on: A NEW LOGO! Earlier this week, the Bradenton Marauders displayed a skull and cross-bats themed alternate mark:

Said alternate logo is already available on hats and shirts, such as this unique Christmas-themed t-shirt:

No time for a segue! Moving on to content, please give a look to my Minoring in Business feature on the three Minor League broadcasters who made their MLB debuts in 2011. Interesting, no?

And now, without further ado, let me present what I hope will be a (more or less) weekly feature on this blog: The @BensBiz Twitter Top Six!

Many of you follow me on Twitter, many do not. But it is my favorite of all social media forums, as it allows me to keep tabs on what’s going on while sharing news items (many of which make their way to the blog) and obsessively-compulsively making jokes. Without further ado, here are the Top Six @BensBiz Tweets (and Re-Tweets) of the Week!

6. Together at last:

Believe it or Not: Pygmy marmosets, the Museum of Broken Relationships, and Minor League Baseball!

5. Loyal Reader Scott Jennings (once identified in an article with the preface “heckler”) lets his preferences be known:

My readers have very specific needs RT @sajennings: need more logos make everyone create new logos need logos thank you for the logos

4. Cannot resist the urge to make jokes:

Pedro Viola was removed from the Orioles 40-man roster today. Just like the orchestra, team saw Viola as a second string player.

3. Let’s get all haughty in here! (Nonetheless, the complaints are legit.)

Four MiLB team press release pet peeves, one tweet: 1. Release only included as attachment 2. No BCC 3. Indistinct subject line 4. Typos

2. It’s true. They really did:

The @LowellSpinners recommend this hat for the “family hipster” demographic:

1. Finally, a meat racer is on Twitter and talking trash about his rivals

Anthropomorphic pork in #BEASTMODE RT @RealChrisPBacon: Running around the warning track. #HamboneandDiggitystillinbed

See you in Dallas, industry! Thanks in advance for my annual ego boost before I recede back into complete and total NYC anonymity.

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