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.
Guys, even if you don’t have anything to say at this point, tweet. Tweet as if your life depended on it. #VoteReds#Reds