Reds fans win Twitter hashtag war vs. Detroit
Fans of the Cincinnati Reds stepped up and dominated social media over the weekend, and the Detroit Tigers organization has to pay their part of a friendly wager.
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After Cincinnati fans outnumbered Tigers fans by a 3-1 margin, the official Twitter page of the Detroit franchise has changed their avatar to a picture of Reds’ mascot, among other spoils.
On Monday morning, the Reds announced the happy news via Twitter, including the final score that Redleg fans had racked up against one of those teams up north;
— Reds (@Reds) June 11, 2012
Major League Baseball has been using Twitter to promote a push to get fans to vote for their favorite players in the All-Star Game (July 10th at 7:30PM on FOX), which has included heavy use of hashtags. MLB approved a challenge between the Reds and Tigers designed to boost that promotion.
During the weekend series between Detroit and Cincinnati, fans were urged to Tweet #VoteReds or #VoteTigers. At the end of Sunday night’s game, the Tweets would be counted, and the losing team would have to support the winning team in All-Star voting on Monday.
The Reds began their mission on Friday at Noon and reached out to their fans for support, who gladly picked up the cause.
FOX Sports Ohio was proud to take part in the effort from the start, with a constant reminder of the benefits to Tweeting for the Reds.
The end result? On Monday morning, the Tigers’ Twitter feed began their support of the Reds.
On the field, the Tigers took two of three games from their hosts after winning Sunday night’s game 7-6.