Cincinnati Reds tweet intent to wear blue hats for Kentucky, then recant
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:
— Reds (@Reds) April 5, 2014
While we are happy to see a team from #RedsCountry make it to the national championship game, we are wearing our red caps today.
— Reds (@Reds) April 6, 2014
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