Like with every big happening in the world these days, Matt Cain's perfect game -- the first in Giants history -- sent Twitter into an immediate, topic-saturating flutter. The magnitude of which we haven't seen since ... Manny Pacquiao
dominated got screwed by corrupt/blind judges against Tim Bradley on Saturday.
On second thought, this is a guy who played two years of college baseball on a partial scholarship at Santa Clara University. And you can be damn sure you'd see Newsom braid his Armani-cologne-ad hair into cornrows before you'd see him tweet, "No matter who your team is, all CA celebrating #ChadBillingsley tonite! Second perfecto in #Dodgers history!"
So perhaps this was no mishap (Twithap?) born of ignorance or disorienting and careless joy. Perhaps this was just the San Franciscan in him.
Did he lose a chunk of the Los Angeles vote? Will they remember this when he's running for California governor? Probably, and definitely.
But really, there's no better time than the night of a Matt Cain perfect game to flip a Giant social media middle finger at our blue and white counterparts down the coast.