Great Moments in Misguided Social Media Efforts: “Retweet to thank Jackie Robinson!”


Major League Baseball’s social media efforts are often funny. Sometimes clever. Mostly neutral. That’s actually a pretty good batting average for corporate social media which, often, is a total disaster.

But sometimes even the All-Stars strike out:

What if I merely “fav” this? Does that give Robinson less of a “thank you” and more of a polite but cool nod? If I mute the MLB account because of this sort of misguided stuff, am I a latter day Ben Chapman?

Please, someone tell me how my social media habits communicate my feelings toward historical events.

Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.

The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.

Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.

It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).

Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.

Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).