Top Cards on Twitter 2023: 176-223

As the year winds down, it’s time once again to go through the best accounts on what the old folks remember as Twitter.  These aren’t my picks, of course.  In case you are coming to this fresh, in October I put out a ballot for voting on accounts, ranking them on a range from 10 (best) to 1 (worst).  It’s a long ballot, so people are encouraged NOT to vote for everyone but only the accounts that they are really familiar with.  This works….actually better than you might think.

This is the ninth year we’ve run this little project and the pool of data continues to grow every year as more and more people support it, as you can see in the following table:

Year Voters
2015 26
2016 42
2017 43
2018 116
2019 138
2020 143
2021 190
2022 219
2023 244

I outlined out I made up the ballot in the post releasing it, so if you missed that you may want to check it out.  You’ll also note there that we have two opportunities to have an addition to the Cardinal Twitter Hall of Fame.  You’ll have to wait a bit to see whether we need an induction ceremony and, if so, who is going in.

First off, though, we start at the bottom and work our way up.  This first section, as is tradition, is typically made up of people that were written into the ballot.  Without a coordinated write-in campaign people tend to just get nominated on one or two ballots and it’s fairly rare to see anyone pass up people that were on the actual ballot.  It does happen, of course, and all these that are written in will be on the ballot proper in 2024.

Let’s get started with the first section of names.  Lots of ties in this one with no real way to break them.  We’ll get into the tiebreaking procedure when it’s more relevant.

Place Handle Points Max Min # Ballots
223 Richiemille 7 7 7 1
223 CardinalsConvo 7 7 7 1
223 calebnoble08 7 7 7 1
220 TalkSportyToMe 8 8 8 1
220 STLPinchHits 8 8 8 1
220 dustinmeierotto 8 8 8 1
217 STLBlake19 9 9 9 1
217 RangeBrad 9 9 9 1
217 JackforRams 9 9 9 1

Our favorite mid-season waiver pickup starts us off with his account, which shows Richie Palacios is living his best life.  You can find Caleb doing The Hard 9 podcast, one of the many wonderful Cardinal podcasts that are out there.  Brad used to be a podcaster and blogger, though I’m not sure if he’s still in the game, as it were.

Place Handle Points Max Min # Ballots
191 yadierBmolina 10 10 10 1
191 WorstFansTom 10 10 10 1
191 WorstFansNik 10 10 10 1
191 WorstFansJosh 10 10 10 1
191 WagesOvBen 10 10 10 1
191 victoria__lyons 10 10 10 1
191 TheDanGuerrero 10 10 10 1
191 Steph_F82 10 10 10 1
191 rslashcardinals 10 10 10 1
191 RedbirdHotTakes 10 10 10 1
191 rclaus07 10 10 10 1
191 PujolsFive 10 10 10 1
191 patgliacci 10 10 10 1
191 missmiranda 10 10 10 1
191 maxl100 10 10 10 1
191 MarkHRPh 10 10 10 1
191 mademdashes 10 10 10 1
191 Jayce16Weaver 10 10 10 1
191 hokie522 10 10 10 1
191 DScoul 10 10 10 1
191 Cardinalschat18 10 10 10 1
191 BroNeill_SZN 10 10 10 1
191 BradTalksBsbl 10 10 10 1
191 bradDbaseball 10 10 10 1
191 biiankizzle 10 10 10 1
191 BadTakesSTL 10 10 10 1

When the write-ins come, it’s not surprising they get top marks.  If you didn’t really like them, you probably don’t take the time to write someone in.  Still, an illustrious group here, with Yadier Molina, Albert Pujols, and Bianca Ascencio, who is making a name for herself in the community outside of her well-known father.  I’m guessing Mr. SZN is going to have to change the handle here soon.  Rslash represents the Cardinals Discord community, which is worth checking out as well.  We also have a couple in Victoria and Max, whose relationship isn’t challenged by their competing in both #bombsaway and #cardsix.

Place Handle Points Max Min # Ballots Prior Year
190 p_mcpheeters 14 7 2 3 175
189 JMRedwine 17 10 7 2 NR
188 dev_z15 19 7 1 4 175
187 stlcards27 19 10 9 2 NR
186 andrew_wang7 20 10 10 2 NR
185 sirpsychooosexy 22 8 1 4 175
184 CassOfDunshire 24 8 1 5 175
183 MU4124 30 10 2 5 175
182 McMarc9 34 8 5 5 175
181 woodbat28 40 10 1 7 175
180 TimMitch13 40 10 10 4 NR
179 TheInsiderKevin 43 10 1 7 175
178 mike__bauer 45 10 1 7 NR
177 InsideTheBird1 45 10 4 6 175
176 stewythefordguy 47 10 3 7 154

We had some ties so the first tiebreaker is the average points per ballot.  We’ll get into the others if and when we have ties that go deeper than that.  You’ll find Mr. Redwine involved with the Cardinals 24/7 Facebook group.  Tom Orf (MU4124) has some incredible stats on the regular basis.  If you think the Cardinals’ account has gotten better as of late, give a cap tip to Mr. Bauer.  I know our auto dealer was hoping to go in the other direction in the rankings.  He’s a good follow if you aren’t!

All right, that’s our first pass.  We’ll start taking it in 25-name chunks from now on.  Stay tuned!

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