Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Twitter and Jersey Numbers

In today's Seattle Times Storm beat writer Jayda Evans has a look at the growing popularity of Twitter in the sports world. Evans features Storm forward Swin Cash (@SwinCash), with whom we conducted the league's first "Twitterview" earlier this month. The other Storm player on Twitter is training-camp invitee Kasha Terry (@Nicarra35).

Of course, you can follow the Storm's Twitter (@seattlestorm) to get the latest news as well as tidbits that don't fit into this blog. Look for us to continue to find creative ways to use Twitter as a source for real-time updates as we enter training camp and the season.

The WNBA (@WNBA) liked the Twitterview concept and has instituted Twitterview Thursdays, starting tomorrow with Atlanta's Chamique Holdsclaw at 10 a.m. Pacific.

On a tangentially-related note, checking out the Seahawks' Twitter feed (@seahawksSpin) reminded me to update everyone on jersey numbers for the Storm's newcomers.

- Shannon Johnson will wear #14 (previously worn by Astou Ndiaye-Diatta and Kate Paye)
- Ashley Walker will wear #44 (previously worn by Tully Bevilaqua and Michelle Edwards)
- Mara Freshour will wear #23 (previously worn by Angela Aycock, Katy Steding and Rita Williams)
- and Terry, in case you couldn't guess from her user name, will wear #35, which has not been worn by any Storm player during the regular season.

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