Contest: Funny Ideas to Improve Pittsburgh Pirates Social Media Night


Tomorrow at PNC Park the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to push the envelope in social media.  It will be the first social media night of the season at PNC, and we thought we should add our two cents to the topic.  This will be therapeutic for you, as it gets your mind of the dreams of getting Nick Swisher and his 1.5 million Twitter followers in black and yellow.

The most difficult thing about social media is measuring the return on the investment.  The Pirates need slam-dunk social media winners immediately, so we decided on some things that would send the Pirates social media brand skyrocketing.

Add your ideas in the comment section, and the funniest one will get $100 bucks.  It doesn’t have to be long or detailed – just drop in a thought or two.

Here is what we came up with:

Fan Locker Room Video

Let one fan into the locker room to shoot their own commercial. Sorta like this one…

 

Operation Help The Lonely 3rd Base Coach.

Nick Leyva is the Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach.  He has seen the fewest base runners reach third base in Major League Baseball.   He has to be the loneliest guy on the planet.  So, what if Leyva were able to update his Facebook page while coaching third?  He could pick out a few Bettys from the stands to join him in the coaching box….

Raid Nutting’s Twitter.

Let fans snoop through Bob Nutting’s twitter account and retweet what they find.


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  • Ptbyrne13

    Hash tag all the bats with #homerun, except Barmes’. For Barmes it should be #dontbeadufusdontbeadufusdontbeadufus.

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      awesome….hahaha

  • http://www.ksekelsky.com/ ksekelsky

    Let a fan pie Hurdle. Don’t tell Hurdle this is going to happen.
     
    Fan-submitted humorous looping gifs on the scoreboard throughout the night.
     
    Instead of names on the back of the teams’ jerseys, let each player pick his own hashtag to wear.

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      ahhh…..genius. I need to find some judges, this is good stuff. Love the gifs idea

  • RobbieBrownsRoadBeef

    Allow fans on Twitter to pick for the Pirates in all future drafts. Results would most likely improve.
     
    Allow fans in stadium to call for steals and bunts via text messages displayed on scoreboard. Results would likely remain the same.
     
    Win a chance to plug you iPod into the house sound system at PNC Park. Select the perfect “at bat” music for Clint Barmes from your “sad funeral and goth songs” playlist.

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      God this is so true…

  • rssgvegas

    Any armless person that has a higher amount of twitter followers than the team batting average is eligible to pinch hit during the game.  Fans can enter by using #icanhitbetterthanthat

  • Skiboy95

    Let every fan use Facebook or twitter to pick one Pirate each night to get a hit. If you get 56 straight games, you get to personally be the one to demote Clint Barmes, and you get to take his spot on the field for a game. Odds are anybody could do just as well.

  • McEffect

    Coaches have to relay signs through InstaGram pictures. Players will be allowed to have their phones on the bases and they’ll just have to refresh their feeds to see the sign the coach is putting down. Dick pictures are totally okay too; just for one night. 

  • McEffect

    Coaches have to relay signs through InstaGram pictures. Players will be allowed to have their phones on the bases and they’ll just have to refresh their feeds to see the sign the coach is putting down. Dick pictures are totally okay too; just for one night. 

  • LeeHanyo

    umpire has to call balls and strikes over Twitter. There’s a live feed of his account on the scoreboard and a search widget of any tweets directed at him next to it. I guess they can filter it for bad words and stuff to keep the whole “family friendly” environment going. Also, all players are required to tweet once per inning. Their tweets will show up on the peripheral boards around the stadium. Also, players must check in on four square to any base they reach or any position they play. 

  • lvbucfan

    Coonelly live tweets his drive home after spending the whole game at the Bow Tie Bar. 

  • cocktailsfor2

     @LeeHanyo That last one – foursquare – is perfect. And hilarious!

  • jpbucco

    Make the bloggers watch it in the PNC basement.

  • jpbucco

    Help Blass get his Commodore 64 online.

  • jpbucco

    Reveal that @PittsburghPirates was actually a joke account all along.

  • jpbucco

    Challenge the Cubs to a game of “Words with friends” to increase they odds of actually winning something…

  • jpbucco

    During the game the scoreboard can suggest other teams that you can be “friends” with.

  • jpbucco

    Download an annunciation app for Whener…

  • jpbucco

    Stop #strikeout from trending in Pittsburgh.

  • jpbucco

    Give me $100.00 so I can buy enough beer to suffer through Maholm 1 hitting us.

  • gwjones7

    Whoever runs the fake Nate McLouth Twitter account gets a pinch-hit at bat. He couldn’t be any worse!

  • gwjones7

    The people who run the many fake Clint Hurdle accounts collectively manage the team during the ninth inning.