Reggie Jackson spent a lot of good years of his Hall of Fame career in Oakland. But in his retirement, Jackson has been an ambassador for the New York Yankees and always supports them. Even whenever he comes to Oakland, he wear his Yankees gear as he remains part of the club. It’s no surprise he would but the A’s throwing shade in his direction like this was something I didn’t expect to see. It’s not like the A’s don’t acknowledge Jackson. But it’s just surprising that they would make that comment.
As you may have noticed, the above tweet is generating a lot of buzz online today. I posted that three days ago. It was a photo I found here.
Late Thursday night and early Friday morning it was brought to my attention that the tweet above was getting a lot of retweets and likes. It also was being featured in articles by many major sites across the web. This story started circulating even though the supposed error was already fixed.
Here is a Vine from Stephen Curry’s performance during the Warriors’ win last night, putting their record to 20-0.
Look at all the elements on display.
- Andrew Bogut doesn’t even box out but instead jogs back on to defense immediately after the pass, knowing that Curry will make the shot.
- Look at the dejection in Kemba Walker’s slumped shoulders when he sees Curry wide open.
- Stephen Curry has so much time, that he checks his footing to make sure he’s shooting a three-pointer.
- Hornets coach Steve Clifford is just disgusted with what just transpired.
- All five Hornets are in the paint hoping for a rebound. Frank Kaminsky is looking for someone to box out but his man is already going back on defense.
- Klay Thompson watches and nods, knowing the Warriors just made the Hornets pay with the extra possession.
The Warriors are dominating. They are demoralizing the opposition. They are 20-0. That’s their season in a six-second video.
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.
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.
I watched Stephen Curry’s miraculous three-pointer over and over again.
I sat in awe and just could not believe that the 20-point comeback happened. That the Pelicans would freeze up late and the Warriors were able to claw their way back in. I was in amazement seeing a team that was tested and they delivered. I saw the future MVP blossom. A saw a team with high expectations meet those expectations.