Oakland A’s pitcher Sonny Gray lets fans decide what jersey he’ll wear for his start

With the A’s starting their second half of the MLB season at home against the Twins, starting pitcher Sonny Gray asked fans on Twitter what jersey he should wear.

Starting pitchers usually get to decide what jersey the team would wear for their starts. The A’s this season have three options for home games: White, gold or green.

The fans responded to Gray on Twitter with the majority siding with gold.

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Oakland A’s are ready for some midnight madness

I’ve never heard of a baseball game starting that close to midnight. Or maybe it’s a long 13-hour wait. But it sounds like a great promotion!

Cavaliers fan tries to prove that Derrick Rose’s game-winning shot should not have counted

One of the best things about Twitter is reading tweets from fans who have conspiracy theories or can’t accept reality. Following Derrick Rose’s game-winner against the Cavs, I saw this tweet from a Cavs fan trying to prove that the inbound took too long. I found this very funny.

Of course, the first mistake here was that the timer started when the whistle blew, not when the inbounder received the ball. Clearly this fan doesn’t know the rules. The whistle only means that the game is resuming, not to start the clock.

Also, the five-second rule can’t be precise. It actually is on the discretion of the referee who is making the count. And if you look at the referee, he is at about 4.75 (give or take) in his count.

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Peter Gammons is in midseason form with his butt-tweeting

Peter Gammons is one of the most respected writers in the baseball world. He has a Hall of Fame vote and he actually received the Spin Award for the Hall of Fame. He’s been around the game a long time and I value his perspective on so many things.

But one thing that Gammons isn’t very good with is Twitter. There will be times during the season where he will butt-tweet and never realize it. As you can see above, he did that this morning. The best part is the reaction from his followers.

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Atlanta Hawks Twitter uses slang term ‘on fleek’ and it received quite a strong response

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The Atlanta Hawks unveiled a new statue of Dominique Wilkins outside their arena to honor the legend. In addition to that, the team wore these gorgeous throwbacks for their game against the Cavaliers.

There is a great excitement about the uniforms. It takes them back to a fun era of Hawks basketball and it is a unique non-cookie cutter design that captured the identity of the times. I personally was really excited to see these throwbacks and the Hawks Twitter account decided to share that sentiment.

For those unfamiliar, the slang term “on fleek” means on point. It’s a term that is gaining traction but still isn’t that commonly used yet today. It’s one of those slang terms that is rarely heard in conversation and I think only should be reserved for minimal use online. But the Hawks used it and their Twitter followers did not respond in kind.

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Warriors Twitter account humbles the Clippers Twitter account

In recent years, team Twitter accounts are starting to have some personality. The LA Kings have done it the best and other teams are starting to follow suit.

With a recent tweet by the Clippers for fan engagement, the Warriors stuck their head in the conversation and ended up making the Clippers look like fools.

It all started with this:

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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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