Top Cards on Twitter 2019: 1-5

We’re finally here, folks.  After 209 other names, we’ve worked our way to the Top 5.  If you’ve been following along (or, honestly, even if you haven’t), these accounts won’t be a surprise.  They are here for a reason.  But what order are they in?  That’s what we need to find out.

Number 5: StlCardsCards

On Twitter since: March 2014
Number of Tweets: 69.1K
Following: 808
Followers: 9,574

Total points: 978
Average: 8.891
Number of ballots:
110
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 1
% that were 10: 58.18%
% that were 1: 3.64%
2018 rank: 4

Sardonic.  Cutting.  Intelligent.  That’s what you get with CardsCards.  The man doesn’t suffer fools gladly and will be happy to quote-tweet them with a pithy comment putting them in their place.  That goes for the club as well, as he’s not going to necessarily swallow the company line without reservation.  What may have come out more this year was his love of the history of the Cardinals.  As you can see from the tweet above, he started a project on Birds on the Black that dives into the backstory of the Redbirds.  The man knows his stuff, whether it’s the Cardinals or an insult, and it’s worth watching to see which you’ll get.

Number 4: birdsontheblack
St. Louis Cardinals & MiLB affiliates blog. We do this because we love it. It takes a team. Chirps podcast and Prospects after Dark weekly 

On Twitter since: October 2017
Number of Tweets: 6,955
Following: 849
Followers: 5,655

Total points: 982
Average: 9.009
Number of ballots:
109
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 3
% that were 10: 57.80%
% that were 1: 0.00%
2018 rank: 134

I don’t think we can overemphasize how rare it is for a blog account to have this much acclaim.  Usually blog accounts are more for the tweeting of links and the occasional interaction.  We’ve seen some throughout our recap–VEB and Cardsblog come to mind–but what the BOTB team does with their joint account transcends the normal expectations.  You’re going to have the links, sure, but they can use this account to draw attention to their charity work, their merchandise, but also the different voices take over the reins during games to give you a different experience each night.  And you know they are going to have the best visual media as well, because of who runs this thing.  All in all, it’s a testament to just how special that site is that their account is up here in the top five.

Number 3: DannyMacTV
Baseball broadcaster who is finally tweeting like everyone else (from my mother’s basement). These tweets have the expressed written consent of no one but me.

On Twitter since: March 2013
Number of Tweets: 11.6K
Following: 977
Followers: 83,368

Total points: 1020
Average: 8.644
Number of ballots:
118
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 1
% that were 10: 48.31%
% that were 1: 2.54%
2018 rank: 127

If you watch Cardinal baseball, you know Dan McLaughlin.  He’s been the voice of summer for a long time now, coming to your house every day via FOX Sports Midwest.  You’ll get plenty of FSMW promotion on his site, but Dan also brings some opinions on all things St. Louis.  He’s still a heated opponent of the former football team’s owner and he is a huge backer of soccer coming to SL.  He somehow is also able to tweet while calling games, which is remarkable.  If that’s not enough, you can get daily doses of the pipes on his podcast, Scoops With Danny Mac.  So much content from the man it’s hard to keep up with it all!

Number 2: dgoold
Lead Cardinals beat writer for St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Proud father. Bookworm. Lapsed cartoonist. World Record-holding INF. Friendly neighborhood word slinger.

On Twitter since: September 2008
Number of Tweets: 149K
Following: 1,654
Followers: 113,668

Total points: 1037
Average: 8.788
Number of ballots:
118
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 1
% that were 10: 57.63%
% that were 1: 1.69%
2018 rank: 2

It’s not surprising that the most prominent media member covering the Cardinals winds up this high on the list.  He’s been a fixture in the top five since we started this thing and I doubt that ever changes.  Derrick has all the news on the Redbirds, of course, plus with his chats and his Twitter replies can make his opinions on things known as well.  Also, he did that small thing called saving a man’s life during the last Chicago series, so that’s pretty impressive.

Number 1: cardinalsgifs
Creator of   “I don’t know who put out the hit,” Maddon said “I don’t know if Tony Soprano is in the dugout” 

On Twitter since: May 2015
Number of Tweets: 61.3K
Following: 1,178
Followers: 13,197

Total points: 1153
Average: 9.771
Number of ballots:
118
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 5
% that were 10: 86.44%
% that were 1: 0.00%
2018 rank: 1

Absolutely no suspense with this one, as gifs has taken home this title three straight years.  In a increasingly fractured world, with bickering about anything and everything, one thing we can all agree on is that gifs is the best.  Look at that percentage of folks that gave him a perfect score.  Almost nine out of every ten!  The worst vote he got was a five?  Incredible.  However, there’s also no one on Twitter that deserves it more.  Gifs has done an excellent job developing a community and involving so many different parts of Twitter in various things like PaD or #bombsaway.  He’s also used that reach to raise money for various charities as well, which speaks to the heart of the man.  I imagine, if we do this for 10 years more, gifs will win it each one of those ten and completely deserve every title.

So that’s it!  We’ll sort the data a little differently in a coda post here in a bit, but this gives you the final list.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this look and maybe found a few new folks to follow.  It’s been fun seeing how things shake out!

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