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Live Twitter Feeds (Beta)
Posted By David Appelman On April 4, 2009 @ 12:39 pm In Site News | 42 Comments
For those of you who visited FanGraphs for the first time this off-season, you may not realize that we track every game’s win probability in real time during the season. This year, we’re also going to “tweet” every play and win probability in real time! We have twitter feeds set up for each team, so you can follow your favorite team on your cell phone or through a twitter application of your choice.
We will be tweeting all 162 games for each team, the all-star game, and the playoffs.
There are two types of feeds for each team. The full version, and the lite version. The full version is every single play and the lite version is end of inning plays, significant score changes, and any play that changes the win probability more than 10%. I suspect the full feed will have about 70-100 updates a game, while the lite version will have 20-30 a game.
Consider these feeds in beta! I have tested them a bunch of times this off-season, but there still might be some issues. I’ll definitely take suggestions on these feeds but remember there’s a 140 character limit on tweets.
Example Tweet: 2-9, 0 % to Win, Top 9, 3 Outs, ___, Jay Payton flied out to second .
It gives you the score (with the team your followings score first), the % chance the team your following is going to win the game, the inning, the outs, the base state ( ___ means no one on, _23 would be runners on 2nd and 3rd), and the last play(s).
You can sign up for as many feeds as you like, but be warned, you will receive two tweets per game update if two teams are playing each other and you are subscribed to both feeds.
The Feeds: The full feed is followed by an _fg, so the yankees full feed would be “yankees_fg”. The quick feeds are followed by a _qf so it would be “yankees_qf”
Team: Full Feed Quick Feed Angels: angels_fg angels_qf Astros: astros_fg astros_qf Athletics: athletics_fg athletics_qf Blue Jays: bluejays_fg bluejays_qf Braves: braves_fg braves_qf Brewers: brewers_fg brewers_qf Cardinals: cardinals_fg cardinals_qf Cubs: cubs_fg cubs_qf Diamondbacks: diamondbacks_fg diamondbacks_qf Dodgers: dodgers_fg dodgers_qf Giants: giants_fg giants_qf Indians: indians_fg indians_qf Mariners: mariners_fg mariners_qf Marlins: marlins_fg marlins_qf Mets: mets_fg mets_qf Nationals: nationals_fg nationals_qf Orioles: orioles_fg orioles_qf Padres: padres_fg padres_qf Phillies: phillies_fg phillies_qf Pirates: pirates_fg pirates_qf Rangers: rangers_fg rangers_qf Rays: rays_fg rays_qf Reds: reds_fg reds_qf Red Sox: redsox_fg redsox_qf Rockies: rockies_fg rockies_qf Royals: royals_fg royals_qf Tigers: tigers_fg tigers_qf Twins: twins_fg twins_qf White Sox: whitesox_fg whitesox_qf Yankees: yankees_fg yankees_qf
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