Newswire: Hey now: Smash Mouth got in a late-night Twitter fight with the Oakland A’s

Twitter is an amazing piece of technology: facilitating communication, circumventing government control of the media, and frequently bringing people closer together. More importantly, though, it’s also the perfect vector for ostensibly professional organizations to let their hair down and get really, really dumb, as happened late last night, when the official Twitter account for the Oakland A’s baseball team got into a bitter, multi-hour feud with the always feisty official Twitter account for Smash Mouth.

@JohnSheaHey The A’s are a joke, good for CC!

— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) October 29, 2016

The battle started out when Smash Mouth—which has its origins in the Bay Area—lobbed some criticism of the A’s at baseball writer John Shea. Someone in the team’s social media office apparently saw the tweet, responding with “Insulted by Smash Mouth? #Pfft” (Sadly, the team’s account has deleted all of the tweets …

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