Is this tweet genius or tasteless?
On Thursday night, a brawl interrupted a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. It was a nasty affair that started when Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke hit San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin with a pitch. Both teams’ benches cleared, and Greinke, who signed a contract in the offseason worth $147 million, broke his collarbone in the melee
. The pair have a history of bad blood
, and they reportedly exchanged heated words in the parking lot after the game.
In the wake of the brawl, the L.A. Dodgers Twitter feed issued this tweet:
The message has more than 2,400 retweets and has been favorited more than 6,000 times.
Last year, Dodgers stadium saw several violent incidents in which fans were beaten up. After one incident, the team issued a statement
saying the Dodgers are “fully committed to providing a safe, family-friendly environment.”
Several commenters on social media mentioned that history of violence in questioning the tweet, particularly because it came from the Dodgers organization.
However, the overwhelming response was one of support for the tweet, with many people heaping accolades upon it, including “best tweet ever from an MLB team.”
What do you think?