The Cleveland Indians are winning too much. The club’s 21-game win streak has invigorated baseball, and made Cleveland the talk of the game.
No one is enjoying this more than the team’s Twitter account, which has been documenting the streak every step of the way. At some point in the journey, the account started adding the letter “W” in from of their display name for each consecutive win the team piled up. When they hit nine games, it read “WWWWWWWWWIndians,” for example.
Well, the team has officially won too many games in a row for that format now. Twitter caps user names at only 20 characters. With Cleveland now on a 21-game win streak, the club’s Twitter account had to get a bit creative with its new name.
— WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW (@Indians) September 13, 2017
That will work. The Indians’ handle is still @Indians, but their display name is currently “WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.” Where’s the 21st “W?” It’s in the team’s bio section.
As you might have guessed, the bio section is typically reserved for users to submit brief biographical information about themselves so others know who they are following. The Colorado Rockies Twitter bio, for example, reads “We are a Major League Baseball team.” Cleveland’s probably had something similar in there until recently. Until the team loses, it’s just going to be filled with the letter “W” now.
The team’s Twitter page — which is considered one of the better run baseball accounts out there — will be looking to add a 22nd “W” on Thursday. After claiming the “modern” record, the team will now attempt to end any debate and claim the all-time consecutive wins record, which sits at 26 games.
Oh, and there’s no need to worry about the team’s Twitter account running out of space now that their using the bio section. Twitter allows 155 characters there, so while we aren’t foolish enough to bet against Cleveland right now, we feel confident saying their streak won’t approach that level.
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