TCB Staff Twitter Scouting Report: IrishPete

Tweaking an idea from our SB Nation neighbors, here's a quick look into the Twitter life of TCB writer IrishPete.

Before the NBA season kicked off, our SB Nation brethren The Dream Shake came up with a very neat idea. They put together a post giving scouting reports on all their staff. It served not only as an introduction into the writers before the season, but also as a fun way to send up scouting reports.

Since I'm willing to steal ideas, but not wholesale, I tweaked the idea for TCB. Instead of scouting reports on writers, we're doing Twitter scouting reports on writers. First up in our series is IrishPete. Here's his writeup, using the 20-80 scouting scale (not really).

@sethdrennan's Scouting Report

Following: 504

Followers: 122

Best follow: This was tough. Probably @MorganEnsberg. He tickles my minor league fancy. I'm not sure how I could word that any creepier.

Weirdest follow: Hands down. Fernando Tatis, @FTatis23. I'm not sure if the dude is trolling us or not. He used to love to share his artwork from MS Paint. Here's some examples.

Favorite non-baseball follow: @HistoryinPics, @SmartFootball, and @Amazing_Maps (I am a high school history/geography teacher and football coach)

How do you use Twitter?: 90% of my tweets are sports related. Aggie football dominates my twitter in the fall. It's been really good to use it as therapy during Astros games. It's nice to be able to interact with other Astros fans so easily, since I am located in the Ranger country that is northeast Texas. I also used it to get advice while vacationing in Nashville from the next twitterer mentioned.

Best Live Twitterer of Astros games: This has to go to fellow Astros blogger @AstrosCounty. The man can single handedly make a 100 loss season have more laughter than you ever think it should.

First-ever tweet:

The first ever tweet was after this game. Bud had thrown 6 innings of 2 hit ball with 7 Ks to 3 BBs leading the Astros to a 1-0 victory over the Padres. This win improved the Astros the 4-9 on the season. The lone run came on a Michael Bourn RBI ground ball single to centerfield in the bottom of the sixth scoring Humberto Quintero. Quintero had reached on a single and was advanced to 2nd on a sacrifice bunt by Bud Norris himself.

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