Now that it’s official, the River Cats have announced their new affiliation with the Giants. Much like last time, the Twitter reaction was not nice and NSFW.
The Sacramento River Cats are ending their ties with the Oakland Athletics. The Triple-A team had been with the A’s for 15 years. It is believed that the popularity of the San Francisco Giants and their fan base would be better than what the current situation is with the A’s, despite the already high attendance numbers.
So in essence, this was a move by the River Cats to jump on the Giants bandwagon and abandon the A’s. At least, that’s how some people on Twitter are in reacting to this news. Some of the language is NSFW.
When the A’s and Giants met in the World Series, these caps were born.
When the two met again in 1997 for the first ever year of Interleague Play, these caps were dusted off from the closet.
Now New Era and MLB are selling these caps? What a shame!
One of the things I really enjoyed about the Interleague matchup between the Giants and A’s is that it was a three-game set at one park and a three-game set at another. Nowadays because of the Astros’ move to the American League, it’s harder to make that happen.
This year, the Bay Bridge Series is only a four-game affair, with the teams splitting the games at their home park. Not only are they playing fewer games, but the games are in the middle of the week. These used to be set aside for the weekend. Instead, now it’s a Monday to Thursday deal.
I still get excited for this matchup but it’s not as cool when it’s shortened and moved to the middle of the week. At least it’s right before the All-Star Break, so people can get their jollies on about this right in the middle of the summer. But it’s not as cool as it once was.
On Twitter, the San Francisco Giants brand themselves as #SFGiants. That’s their twitter hashtag. It’s short and effective. Good.
But when sharing some information about Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter, they had to find a way to put that hashtag in. Unfortunately, their tweet ended up giving the wrong information.
As you can see, both Christy Mathewson and Tim Lincecum hold multiple no-hitters in Giants franchise history. But the tweet reads as if Mathewson wore a San Francisco Giants uniform when he threw his no-nos. That’s not true. Mathewson spent his days with the Giants while the team was in New York. He retired way before the Giants moved west.
Branding your image is one thing. But when it becomes a habit, stuff like this happens.
The San Francisco Giants for the past several seasons have selected Friday home games to be the day where the team wears their orange alternate jerseys. They just unveiled a new orange jersey for their upcoming season.
A few obvious differences can be seen. The script features the dropshadow of gold along with the white trim. And instead of a collar piping, it’s a simple and boring headspoon (like the road jerseys) that runs down the front. The sleeve piping is similar to the home whites. The patch I don’t think works. It’s a nice idea, but an unnecessary one.
It is unconfirmed if their previous orange jerseys will be in use still or they have been retired. If this is the end of that jersey, then it was a brief four-year run for that jersey. But hey, merchandise sales will go up, right?