Smash Mouth, Oakland A’s engage in late night Twitter war

Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on, go play.

Journalist John Shea has fired off his fair share of baseball related tweets while covering the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants for the San Francisco Chronicle. Only one of those tweets has ignited an online war between the Athletics and pop-rockers Smash Mouth, though.

Shea set off a late night battle between the Athletics’ Twitter account and the Bay Area band Friday night after noting outfielder Coco Crisp’s key hit in Cleveland’s 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series.

Oakland’s official account clapped back, although the tweets have since been deleted.

Oakland relief pitcher and all-around good dude Sean Doolittle jumped into the fire as well.

Nothing the delete icon and a peace offering hug GIF can’t fix, right?

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