It’s great to get fans involved in voting and social media. The A’s are promoting the game by telling players to vote with certain hashtags. As you can see by the link provided in the tweets, they’re asking fans to use certain #hashtags.
And in a sense it’s a good idea, but it could have been thought out better.
They are as follows.
Vote as your heart desires!
EDIT: 10:12AM — The second round is already up.
Check out the uniform contest ESPN is holding right now. They’re ranking all MLB uniforms and putting them against each other in a tournament style bracket.
The idea is fine and the concept actually is pretty unique, but the seeding has me all confused left and right.
First of all, why do the Tigers and Cardinals have first round byes? What criteria got them that spot? Is it just tradition and looks? I don’t think the Tigers set is stronger than the Yankees. The Cardinals maybe, but no free passes for either teams please.
Now this is cool.
I love following Modern Seinfeld also adding baseball to it makes it better. This is cool. I would love to see a Seinfeld show today.
Camouflage Orioles cap.
MLB and New Era officially unveiled their caps for Memorial Day. They’re going with the camouflage theme once again. This time the entire cap will be camo with the logo remaining the same color on the cap.
You can see all the caps right here.
Of course, this is a marketing thing and I for one actually am a fan of camouflage designs. (Do any of the proceeds go to veterans?) However, this set isn’t to my liking. Unless the team wears a matching jersey like the Padres have done in the past, it doesn’t work.
What do you think of these? I don’t really like them and I hope it’s just for one time this year.
A common sight on Mother’s Day.
MLB is having a bad week with back to back nights of umpiring snafus. Now this happens.
On Mother’s Day, it’s a norm for players to use pink bats and other pink equipment for the day. But apparently now there’s an issue. Is MLB at fault? Or is the company Louisville Slugger that makes the bat at fault? Here’s a breakdown courtesy of Twitter.
MLB is doing another contest for their followers. They have made their account private (courtesy of a sponsorship with BlackBerry) so only followers can enter the contest.
The answer is “crying” obviously. But because of the backlash of the two most recent umpiring snafus, it has led to some fans to respond with answer that insults the umpiring situation in Major League Baseball. And there are other issues that were discussed.
How is this not a home run?
In case you missed it last night, the A’s were down to their final out and what appeared to be a game-tying home run was ruled a double, despite the umpire crew going to instant replay and upholding their original call.
All replays show that the ball hit the railing behind the wall. That is a home run. Angel Hernandez, the crew chief, says it was inconclusive. But it was very conclusive.
Here’s MLB’s statement on the matter via Joe Torre.