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Probably just a coincidence: @957thegame tweeted far more about the A’s last night than the Giants

I’ll willingly admit this whole thing is completely ridiculous. But before we get back to the truly newsworthy items like scooters and mustaches, I’d like to share my findings after poring over some important data.

95.7 FM The GameFor those who aren’t familiar with this (non-) story, I wondered aloud why 95.7’s Twitter account live-tweets San Francisco Giants games. There seems to be some confusion on a few matters that I’ll attempt to clear up.

  • I wasn’t questioning The Game’s decision to talk about all the local teams on the air.
  • I wasn’t even questioning the practice of providing occasional updates on games.
  • I was questioning @957thegame’s habit of posting a Giants game update every inning (or even more frequently).

My question led to some responses from KGMZ employees (including John Middlekauff and Jason Barrett), and a day later Damon Bruce ripped me for asking the “incredibly snarky, unprofessional question” before launching into a diatribe about how A’s fans act like spoiled 16-year-old girls.

They acted as if my question wasn’t worth asking, but a day later it appeared that someone at 95.7 decided to tilt things in the A’s favor.

Live-Tweet Counter (updates during games)

May 23

  • San Francisco Giants: 10
  • Oakland A’s: 9

May 24

  • San Francisco Giants: 18
  • Oakland A’s: 17

May 25

  • San Francisco Giants: 10
  • Oakland A’s tweets: 27

May 26 (the day I asked why they live-tweet Giants games)

  • San Francisco Giants: 17
  • Oakland A’s: 20

May 27

  • San Francisco Giants: 8
  • Oakland A’s: 36


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