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.
The A's are a joke, good for CC!
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) October 29, 2016
Oakland’s official account clapped back, although the tweets have since been deleted.
3 am Twitter beef between the Oakland Athletics and Smashmouth is what I live for pic.twitter.com/zXX7l2Eb4Q
— Cody (@CodyRogers10) October 29, 2016
Oakland relief pitcher and all-around good dude Sean Doolittle jumped into the fire as well.
hey hey guys cmon. Why Can't We Be Friends? last year was rough but I'm A Believer.
— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) October 29, 2016
Nothing the delete icon and a peace offering hug GIF can’t fix, right?
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) October 29, 2016
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