Miami Marlins And Tampa Bay Rays Engage In Twitter Feud And Fans Are Loving The Drama
It's a Florida baseball showdown on the Internet.
The Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins wrapped up a two-game weekend series on Sunday at Tropicana Field. The Tampa Bay club routed the Marlins on both meetings and swept the last-placed club from the NL East. The Rays won 8-6 on Saturday and 7-2 on Sunday.
The Rays are currently second in the AL East behind the surging New York Yankees. And while Tampa Bay is definitely enjoying sweet victory over the Marlins as far as business pertaining to all things within the ballpark, the Marlins certainly tried to get the best of the Tampa Bay team off the field.
Miami's social media team certainly made an effort to shake things up online while the ball club was trailing behind the Rays in Tampa Bay.
It all started toward the end of Sunday's match in the bottom of the eighth inning. Brian Anderson fired a cannon of a throw to Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro. The 227-foot pass traveled 97 mph and ended up handing the Rays their third out of the inning.
It was one heck of a play and the Miami Marlins' social team rightfully clipped the video and posted it to their twitter page.
The Rays Twitter page decide to respond and well that's when things really kicked into gear.
This is the point of the story where the narrator would have said, "this is when he knew he messed up."
Here is the twitter feud that ensued:
Tampa replied right back with a right hook:
At this point, the Marlins replied with one doozy of a tweet.
This response caused a variety of reactions but the most prevalent feeling was that this joke perhaps crossed the line.
However, some Marlins fans were all for it and just interpreted the tweet as a joke.
On Monday however, the Marlins finally came out and apologized to anyone who may have been offended by the tweet.
The Miami Marlins have returned back home and are set to begin a four-game series against the New York Mets between Monday and Wednesday.