Unfortunate Team Hashtags

Every year, thousands of well-intending Twitter users will slip their tweets unknowingly into a baseball Twitter search. For those like myself who leave a Tweetdeck search column running, I have the pleasure of encountering these non sequitur tweets. I’ve compiled a few, and graciously omitted those I see annually in my Chicago #Bears feed.

#Rays

I JUST WANTED BASEBALL NEWS. stop. CANNOT BE UNSEEN. stop. SEND HELP. stop.

Well, there might be some overlap there.

And now fans of the Tampa Bay Rays know she’s cool too.

:(

More often than not, these are the misplaced photos in a #Rays Twitter search: Replacement level sunset photos.

#Angels

O_O

:'(

Doctor Who fears, anyone?

I just want baseball news!!!

#Mariners

Wow. Actual mariners.

#Rangers

Yup. Welcome to a trifecta of sports. I call it — wait for it — the Rangers Zone.

Also:

Go home Englishmen. You’re most definitely drunk.

#Pirates

Oh yeah! Now we’re talking!

Whelp. I’m pretty sure this makes #Pirates the coolest place for tweets to get lost.

#Reds

I don’t — um… Is this supposed to happen in rugby? They don’t seemed to be bothered that this gentleman has just seen through time or perhaps released his bowels, so I’m guessing it’s normal.



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Bradley writes for FanGraphs and The Hardball Times. Follow him on Twitter @BradleyWoodrum.


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Brendan Burke
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We all knew the Doctor Who joke was coming. #angels

John Elway
Member

Hay Brad, am I the only one who is wondering about the combo of #visitphilly and #angels? Are the Phillies tampering with Mike Trout?

Or do I just have Belicheck on my mind too much right now? Just naying.

Mike Green
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Mike Green

Re: the rugby shot. The player in the yellow shirt is (charitably speaking) about to give the mother of all wedgies. In most other sports, that would be a penalty for holding (5 or 10 yards in football, 2 minutes in hockey), but in rugby, you get wedgie points added to your team total. Don’t know if there’s an artistic impression aspect to it.

Catoblepas
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Catoblepas

it’s funny how the addition of a bra to a portly, shirtless man really does make the picture less horrifying. way to go, underwear manufacturers!

DerekJeterGiftBasket
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DerekJeterGiftBasket

Congrats for making it all the way through this without talking about Lorde and #Royals. #TotesObvy

tz
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tz

For a second, I thought that Dave Burba had posted that Pirates/apples post.

Which would have made it even more #wtf….

Gus
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Gus

#poundsign

triple_r
Member

#Octothorpe

TK
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TK

What’s “twitter?”

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