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#pounditFriday, September 24, 2021

Athletics troll Giants on Twitter with funny meme

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The MLB season may still be a couple of weeks away, but the Oakland Athletics are already getting in some shots at their crosstown rivals.

The meme du jour that has been lighting Twitter on fire this week has been (another) “SpongeBob SquarePants”-themed one. The basic meme template features a logo or likeness Photoshopped onto an image of the Krusty Krab, the town’s most popular restaurant in the TV show. A competing one is also Photoshopped onto an image of The Chum Bucket, a restaurant across the street that nobody in the town ever eats at. The meme is essentially meant to indicate the superiority of one brand to another. Here are a few examples:

Come Friday, the A’s decided to get in on the fun by trolling fellow Bay Area club, the San Francisco Giants, and you can guess where they went with it.

Granted, a bit of fact-checking might quell Oakland’s Twitter fingers — though the A’s finished with a better record than the Giants in 2017, they still went a mere 75-87. They also haven’t won a World Series since 1989, as opposed to three World Series wins for San Francisco in just the last decade alone. But you can probably excuse Oakland’s little bout of topical fun since they have proven to have perhaps the best team Twitter account in the MLB.


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