Not only did the Mariners make a game-changing trade with the Rays on Thursday, but they also sent some blows their way. Or maybe they are sending blows their own way? It's a bit of both. Seattle took to Twitter to troll the 'Mallex Smith Return' video that Tampa Bay posted earlier this year with a redux of their own.
The Return 2: Seattle (2018) pic.twitter.com/bnLNIMDPqT— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) November 9, 2018
The Return 2: Here We Go Again
The Rays made the original video when they played the Mariners n June, poking fun at how Seattle dealt outfielder Malex Smith to them 77 minutes after acquiring him. It was a hilarious troll, but now Seattle has the upper hand.
This time they promise it will be for at least 78 minutes.
Source confirms #Rays are in agreement with #Mariners on Zunino trade, pending a medical review. Per @RyanDivish, deal is Zunino and Guillermo Heredia to Rays for Mallex Smith. TB had acquired Smith from SEA as part of Drew Smyly trade in Jan. 2017.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 8, 2018
The Mariners seem to have won both the trade and the social media war.