Fans love to talk smack on twitter. Usually it goes either unnoticed or at least unacknowledged by the players, but when they do respond, get your popcorn. This week Jake Arrieta responded to Pirates fans throwing shade over twitter in the classiest most entertaining fashion.
These guys are playing a child’s game. How come when a fan talks smack it’s seen as good fun but when an athlete throws it back everyone freaks out. I thought Arrieta’s responses were awesomely hilarious.
— Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) September 29, 2015
David. Bring out all the reinforcements. I need it LOUD. https://t.co/vxhbjNVqBm
— Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) October 5, 2015
Looks like Arrieta got the last laugh here. The man is pitching from cloud 9 right now and in a zone unlike anything we’ve ever seen in the history of baseball. The Pirates tried their best to be the team to wake him up form this dream, but failed just like everyone else did the 2nd half of the season.