Braves’ Tyler Matzek takes shots at Dodgers after Thanksgiving feast
By Adam Weinrib
Apparently, it wasn’t enough for Atlanta Braves lefty reliever Tyler Matzek to win the World Series and enjoy his holiday in silence. Predictably, he had to turn his Turkey Day into a boastful remembrance of all wins past, delighting again in defeating the Dodgers about a month after everything went down.
And several hours late following the Thanksgiving festivities, for what it’s worth.
The rehashing all started when the Braves posted an excited Matzek GIF to mark the holiday, using his exuberance to mark mealtime.
Eventually, Matzek took notice, and decided to run through all the teams he and the Braves devoured on their recent run to a title.
We get it. We accept it. You win, you get to talk. But we certainly didn’t enjoy Matzek going out of his way to “@” every team involved, and neither did the Dodgers fans in his mentions.
The Dodgers caught a stray from Braves relief ace Tyler Matzek.
Nice job using the Brewers as a cold beer closer, but also weird this tweet went in reverse order of the playoff run? And was sent at … midnight on the dot, the latest anyone has ever stayed up on Thanksgiving?
It took a while for the tweet to land in Dodgers circles, but two days later, one fan got a pretty solid burn in on the left-hander in retribution.
Though you probably remember Matzek from appearing in nearly every damn game of the NLCS, some recall him best for being picked up by security at his own championship parade and nearly being escorted off the premises. This is the guy who’s talking Thanksgiving smack to us?
Unfortunately, Matzek had one more bullet in the chamber, too.
All in all, we prefer to remember Matzek’s 2020 postseason rather than his triumphant 2021 run.
That season, the lefty was also fairly spotless … until he entered in the fourth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS, holding a 3-1 series lead and a 2-0 advantage in the contest. Then, he surrendered a Corey Seager moonshot, the first earned run he’d allowed all October, which was the first link in the chain that eventually led to a Dodgers comeback.
That’s right. Last year, we were the ones washing him down alongside a cold Brewers.