Smash Mouth Incite 3 A.M. Twitter Fight With Oakland Athletics
The Cleveland Indians may have beat the Chicago Cubs in game 3 of the World Series, but the biggest win went to Smash Mouth, washed-up band, bread targets, and punchlines in their own endless Twitter battle for recognition. The creators of “All Star” crave validation, and last night they received it when they dissed the Oakland Athletics and the Athletics’ official Twitter account took the bait.
The exchange begins with a tweet from baseball writer John Shea, noting that outfielder Coco Crisp left the A’s amidst accusations of contract shenanigans but went on to play a decisive role for the Indians last night:
@JohnSheaHey The A’s are a joke, good for CC!
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) October 29, 2016
The Athletics’ official Twitter account fired back: “Insulted by Smash Mouth? #Pfft.” “BillyBall Bullsh*t!” Smash Mouth replied.
“Up late desperately tweeting for relevancy?” the A’s taunted. “Hey now, that’s not very All-Star of you.” The A’s have since deleted their side of the argument, but a guy named Cody has graciously preserved it for us:
3 am Twitter beef between the Oakland Athletics and Smashmouth is what I live for pic.twitter.com/zXX7l2Eb4Q
— Cody (@TeamATL10) October 29, 2016
At one point, A’s relief pitcher and possible secret Smash Mouth fan Sean Doolittle stepped into the fray, armed with puns:
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) October 29, 2016
Smash Mouth accused the A’s of letting down fans. “You have no fans,” the A’s replied. “They all graduated college 18 years ago and grew up. Do the same.”
But by daylight, the team had capitulated:
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) October 29, 2016
This, surely, is the season’s most humiliating defeat.