Branding hashtag makes Giants Twitter give out false information

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.

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Tim Lincecum and the no-no: No-hitters are still fun to watch

Tim Lincecum celebrates his no-hitter with Buster Posey.

Tim Lincecum celebrates his no-hitter with Buster Posey.

I didn’t watch the entire game. I was too busy watching the A’s beat the Red Sox. But I switched over just in time to see Tim Lincecum throw a no-hitter. No-hitters are always fun, no matter who throws them. It’s a sign of a great accomplishment and it lives forever in time. Despite four walks and a career-high 148 pitches, it still is an amazing feat.

The Padres are a bad team and it showed. But having that kind of control and ability to stop a team, that’s impressive. And the reaction from Lincecum is what made it so special to see. The relief on his face after the final out shows that he still knows he has it in him and maybe this was what he needed to get his confidence back.

Go celebrate. It’s still amazing to see in baseball. No matter who throws it, it’s a moment in time that will never be forgotten.