Just as the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians starts to heat up, a new baseball rivalry was born last night on Twitter: The Oakland Athletics vs Smash Mouth.
It all started when San Francisco Chronicle writer John Shea noted the unexpected rise of Coco Crisp from disgruntled Athletic to key contributor in the Indians’ playoff run. “Coco Crisp goes from accusing A’s of benching him to prevent $13M option from vesting to hitting key RBI single for Indians in World Series,” Shea tweeted.
The San Jose-born Smash Mouth voiced their frustration with the A’s, calling them a joke and expressing frustration of many fans in the Bay Area. But it wasn’t long before the team’s official Twitter account took notice, telling the pop group that no, they can’t be friends.
But Smash Mouth weren’t backing down, calling out the team for their usual frugality, and, well, Smash Mouth didn’t specifically mentionthe Josh Donaldson trade but let’s all just admit it’s still fresh on everyone’s minds. How’s that Franklin Barreto guy been doing in the minors?
@Athletics You guys made ZERO key additions last off season. Same this off-season? You have great fans,come on give them something!