A’s fans suggest depressing 2015 promotion ideas on Twitter

Crowd sourcing is good business. It’s great to use when engaging with fans. The only thing that could become an issue is timing.

Take the A’s for example. What they’re asking on Twitter is fine. But doing it a week after their heartbreaking postseason elimination was not a good idea.

Fans responded accordingly.

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I may have unintentionally deceived the Internet with my #RE2PECT tweet

This didn’t happen. I photoshopped it. It was an idea that popped into my head during Derek Jeter’s last home game. There were discussions of how Jeter had a double that helped start the rally to tie the game at 2-2 in the first inning.

The constant talking about his number and the hashtag #RE2PECT gave me an idea. So I awaited the top of the second inning and looked at the pitch count. Then I awaited for the actual possibility of the influx of 2s to appear. It never happened. But I wanted it to happen. With all this talk of 2s and how everyone is praising Jeter for all the wrong reasons, I opened up my Photoshop, grabbed some screenshots from the game, then just made it myself.

I didn’t think much of it. It was a joke. I was so sure that people watching the game would notice that it was fake since the Orioles didn’t get two runners on base in the top of the second inning. But of course, in this day and age of the Internet, people will jump to anything. And look at all those retweets and favorites. That’s a lot! Sorry if I deceived you.

Sorry folks, this didn’t really happen.

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Fans are still bitter that the River Cats sold themselves to the Giants

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.

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The Braves and their poor usage of the hashtag #ThePenIsMightier

What a very unfortunate hashtag.

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When autofill messes up the tweet

https://twitter.com/CBSSF/status/496741344656650240

When you have autofill set, sometimes the computer will fill in words they assume you are using. Take this for example. Somehow, #Athletics became #atheism.

Looks like CBS has been using the word “atheism” a lot lately. What an unholy situation to be in.

Darren Rovell: Heartless monster who has no sympathy for Paul George’s injury

Darren Rovell tweeted that out about an hour after Paul George’s nasty leg injury. While important, the timing is bad. This goes to par for what Rovell is about. He doesn’t value people as people, rather they are assets to a company.

Tweet this tomorrow, maybe different reaction. Or maybe after official diagnosis or even after George gets a chance to address the public. Nope. He’s just heartless.

He did.

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Majestic’s Twitter account promotes a fan wearing a counterfeit jersey

Majestic, the official uniform outfitter of Major League Baesball, is out and about at the All-Star Game. They are snapping photos of fans in baseball jerseys. Seems like a cool thing.

But take a look at the above image they shared. The quality of the lettering and the jersey itself clearly shows that it is not an official product. It appears to be a counterfeit jersey from China. Especially if you compare the nameplate lettering.

How very odd that they would promote such behavior on their Twitter. There is no excuse for that.