With no live sports, it's really no surprise that ESPN is thinking outside the box to entertain fans on social media. However, the Worldwide Leader seems to have offended rather than excited Backyard Baseball-loving folks with its "what if" tweet about video game stars coming to life.
The options included eight studs, but it's quite evident that one slugger stood out among the rest: Pablo Sanchez, the true GOAT.
Any sane sports fan knows that Sanchez would be "the best of the best." And we say that with no disrespect to the other candidates. Pablo was just that significant of a cheat code.
It was only a matter of time until somebody with a proper platform threw shade at ESPN. Amazingly enough, Los Angeles Angels star infielder Andrelton Simmons did just that with a great reply tweet that spat nothing but facts.
Truer words have never been spoken.
Even if certain editions featured a handful MLB superstars, Sanchez was ALWAYS the No. 1 pick in Backyard Baseball drafts. As far as cardinal rules go, not making the first or third out at third base is the video game equivalent to drafting Sanchez with the first pick.
In fact, Simmons thinks the closest thing MLB has to Sanchez should shout him out when play resumes.
Simmons being aware of ALL of this and roasting ESPN should bring a lot of comfort to Backyard Baseball diehards who felt as though they were wronged by the original post.