Cincinnati Reds tweet intent to wear blue hats for Kentucky, then recant

  • David Whitlock

So did the Cincinnati really intend to wear blue caps to honor the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team’s run to the NCAA Championship?  All indications were “Yes” on Saturday evening as the Reds official Twitter account tweeted something to that effect.  Until an odd tweet appeared later stating that it was not their intent.  See the sequence go down:


Since the first tweet went out before tip off of the first National Semifinal Game, the intent MIGHT have been to figuratively wear blue caps that evening to support the Wildcats (Lexington, KY is about 86 miles from Cincinnati).  Retweets took place amongst fans and media and a new expectation seemed to emerge that they might be worn on Sunday.  Note that the Reds played both afternoon games on Saturday and Sunday (and will again on National Championship Monday) so the “tonight” doesn’t add up.  They still felt the obligation to clear the air.  We’ll call it a botched delivery within the 140 character limit.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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