You play with fire, you get burnt. You play in dirt, you get dirty. And that's exactly what happened -- oh, did it ever -- tonight when an overly assertive Atlanta Falcons fan decided to pick a Twitter fight with @MLB.
Let's set the stage. Things started innocuously enough:
RT if you love ⚾️.— MLB (@MLB) January 17, 2019
Sure, not every last human being loves baseball, but this tweet is harmless even if you're a big-time hater. That did not stop a very special Austin Hooper stan (!) from attempting to chop the league's official Twitter account down to size, though.
Baseball sucks.— #1 Austin Hooper Fan™ (@FIashZak) January 17, 2019
I have so many questions. I mean... Austin Hooper? Sure, he's proven that he belongs in the league. He caught 71 balls and four touchdowns this season, both career bests for the 24-year-old. But still! Come on, man.
Naturally, @MLB had to strike back in the nastiest way possible.
The Falcons blew a 28-3 lead.— MLB (@MLB) January 17, 2019
It was true. It is true. It will always be true. And even if it runs the risk of inflaming Braves fans, bravo. Just bravo, guys.
Even Hooper's No. 1 fan had to give it up.
I’m shook. They didn’t hold back tbh.— #1 Austin Hooper Fan™ (@FIashZak) January 17, 2019
Is this a Hooper burner account? Either way, whoever operates @FlashZak has a pretty decent ability to self-reflect despite the initial bravado.
You come at the king, you best not miss.— MLB (@MLB) January 17, 2019
The cheese. Stands. Alone.
Elite tweet— John Middleton’s Bank Account (@TheProcess10) January 17, 2019
Appreciate you— MLB (@MLB) January 17, 2019
Stay humble, fam.
I love you— bails (@NewtonSZN) January 17, 2019
Let it out. Let it ALL out.
Love you too— MLB (@MLB) January 17, 2019
It's all love tonight, people. Love all around. Even Austin Hooper is probably giving out free hugs tonight.
This Hot Stove has got us feeling all warm. What a world.