In Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, journeyman Coco Crisp got to be the big hero, driving in the game’s only run with a pinch hit single in the seventh inning en route to a 1-0 Indians win. The Indians now hold a 2-1 lead in the Series, and got to spoil the party at Wrigley Field, with a rabid partisan crowd celebrating the first Cubs World Series home game in 71 years.
Crisp was an unlikely hero, to be sure, but that’s not the important part: the important part is that an offhand comment by a Bay Area beat reporter sparked a war of words between the Oakland Athletics and Smash Mouth.
No, you’re not imagining that last sentence. Smash Mouth and the A’s (and their players) got in a lengthy Twitter spat and it was just as glorious as whatever you’re imagining, if not more so. Smash Mouth may not have time to eat the eggs, but they certainly have time to be pissy online.
Quickly, A’s reliver Sean Doolittle — literally an All-Star — jumped into the fray.
We’re not QUITE sure why Mr. Mouth is so angry about the A’s, but it likely has something to do with the band being from San Jose, which is historically Giants territory.
We just hope this all gets resolved soon, so Smash Mouth can go back to doing the one thing they’re best at: yelling at people who won’t stop throwing bread.