Tag:Boston Red Sox
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:04 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2012 1:15 pm

Sports Groundhog Day: What do you want to relive?

by Jameson Fleming

In honor of Groundhog Day, we asked our Eye on Sports bloggers a simple question: What sporting event do you wish you could relive?

Their answers:

Tom Fornelli: The White Sox winning the World Series: "I wish Groundhog Day was on October 26, 2005. I'd gladly relive that day over and over again."

Matt Snyder: Indiana over Duke in 2002: "If I was caught like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, sports-wise I think I'd choose March 21, 2002."

Brian Stubits: Game 7 of the 1994 NHL Finals: "If I could have a hockey Groundhog Day I think I have to go with Game 7 of the '94 Finals. Not a fan of either and still loved it."

Jerry Hinnen: Auburn's National Championship: "My Groundhog Day wish: to relive Jan 11, 2011. Byrum's kick going through the uprights and Auburn flooding the field, over and over and over."

C. Trent Rosecrans: The last day of the 2011 MLB regular season: "If only Sept. 28, 2011 were Groundhog Day. Repeating the last day of last year's MLB season would be awesome. Unless a Braves or Red Sox fan."

Matt Norlander: Game 6 of the 1993 NBA Finals: "Since G-Mac isn't ONE day though, I wish Groundhog Day was 6.20.93. I was 12. Apex of my innocence + fandom."

Jeff Borzello: 2008 Super Bowl: "If only February 3, 2008 were Groundhog Day. Giants upsetting the Patriots. I was there. I could watch that fourth quarter over and over."

Josh Katowitz: Game 6 of the 1995 World Series: "The event I'd want to relive is the Braves win vs. the Indians in Game 6 of the '95 Word Series. Saw that bad boy live."

Will Brinson: Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS: "Sid Bream scoring on Barry Bonds."

Bryan Fischer: Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals: "I grew up going to Mavs games when they were absolutely terrible and after what happened in 2006, that was a moment I could re-live everyday. "

Jameson Fleming: Syracuse-UConn in 2009 Big East Tournament: "If I could make Groundhog Day any day, it would be March 12, 2009. Six OTs in the Garden."

Posted on: October 10, 2011 12:12 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2011 1:09 pm

MLB Twitter Spotlight: Cleveland's Social Suite

By @TimCary, CBSSports.com Social Media Editor


When the Cleveland Indians opened the Wi-Fi enabled “Tribe Social Deck” in left field for the 2010 season, the team recognized it needed a way to reach out to fans in social media spaces. Fast forward to 2011, and it’s obvious the plan worked. The online response to a dedicated area at Progressive Field for those active on social networking sites was such a success that the Indians set aside an entire suite for that purpose this year.

And the attendees were the ones getting the word out.

“Every bit of press coverage that was generated about the Tribe Social Deck in 2010 was generated from our attendees,” Rob Campbell (Coordinator, Digital Media) told CBSSports.com. “We never issued a press release outside the initial application, and it was never officially mentioned by the Indians outside Facebook and Twitter.

“It’s really a testament to the power of social media and the attendees.”

This year’s incarnation, the “Social Suite,” featured both indoor and outdoor seats. Fans applied for tickets at Indians.com: “We have an online application where we ask their basic information, how they use social media and then we offer them the opportunity to share with us a little about themselves: why they want to be in the Social Suite, what their favorite Indians memory is, that sort of thing,” Campbell said. 140 characters or less, of course.

The Social Suite has a robust waiting list during the year, but the Indians work to allow as many fans as possible the opportunity to experience a game there. The team also monitors online discussion about the Indians and Cleveland and reaches out to people individually with invitations to the suite.

Campbell said he hopes the Social Suite will cater to specific groups even more in the future, so those with a common interest outside the Indians can enjoy networking at Progressive Field.

A Social Suite invitation often includes more than just a game ticket. Past attendees have had the opportunity to take advantage of unsold VIP packages for batting practice, watching postgame fireworks shows from the dugout and more.

“Our underlying motive is just to give the best experience possible, utilizing everything Progressive Field has to offer,” Campbell said. “If we’re not sold out of a package on that particular night, it works to our benefit to have those who are influential in the social media landscape come down and enjoy that experience.”

Follow the Cleveland Indians on Twitter at @Indians

Other MLB Teams That Rock at Twitter

Arizona Diamondbacks
: @Dbacks
Followers: 23,250 
Strength: Overall balance. Does everything well.
Sample Tweet: “"Goldschmidt" is trending nationwide. #AbsoluteBlast #BeatSF” 

Boston Red Sox: @RedSox
Followers: 151,000
Strength: Fan Interaction
Sample Tweet:http://twitvid.com/NSBNN - Watch this short video and identify this current @RedSox player using #B4Sox

Minnesota Twins: @Twins
Followers: 48,000
Strength: News breaking
Sample Tweet: Cool fact: Twins Season Ticket Holders donated nearly 2,000 tickets to kids in need through our partnership with @TixForTots #giving

Seattle Mariners: @Mariners
Followers: 30,500
Strength: Quality game updates
Sample Tweet: "On behalf of everyone in the Mariners organization, a heartfelt thanks for your support this season. 181 days until the 2012 Opener..."

Texas Rangers: @Rangers
Followers: 68,000
Strength: GM Chats
Sample Tweet: “Getting ready for Jon Daniels with Texas Twitter Tuesday. #texastwittertue

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