The Dodgers‘ dominant victory over the Washington Nationals wrapped up early enough on the east coast (9-4, snoozer) for the west coast fans to get their fill of San Francisco Giants baseball in the evening.
Good night for it, too, considering the Giants and New York Mets might’ve played the game of the year thanks to (shudders) Joc Pederson’s heroics.
San Francisco’s 8-2 lead in the seventh inning dissolved into an 11-8 deficit in the blink of an eye … before Pederson disappeared his third baseball of the night into the fog and water, then walked off Mets closer Edwin Diaz.
That furious rally to avert disaster didn’t change the opinion of Dodgers fan and podcast host David Rosenthal, though. As Dodgers fans are wont to do, Rosenthal explained in detail why he still believes the Giants are trash, then ended his rant with a dig at San Fran ace Logan Webb’s previous 80-game steroid ban.
He didn’t tag Webb. He just wrote his name out, making it exceptionally difficult for the pitcher to find the discourse on his own Twitter feed.
Spoiler alert: Webb managed.
Dodgers fan roasted Giants’ Logan Webb in his Twitter DMs
Pretty vicious, but also pretty standard fan chirping; Webb was suspended for performance-enhancing drug use. It’s true! You can look it up.
Within 12 minutes of the initial message being sent … Webb showed up. With some fairly garden-variety retorts, too.
Within 12 minutes of the Giants’ spectacular walk-off victory, too, he went directly to Twitter to name-search?
“Are you OK, man?” is usually the kind of insult that derails conversations. It generally makes the person in the position of power look themselves in the mirror and go, “…Am I OK?”
In this instance, though, Webb headed back to the Octagon and tried his luck one more time, only to get a steroid-specific burn tossed his way. Probably not what he expected. Maybe what he should’ve expected, considering how this conversation began in the first place.
Webb’s had a dominant start to the 2022 season following a breakout playoff run in 2021, where he mowed down the Dodgers twice (only to ultimately come up short). Perhaps he’ll be a front-facing member of this rivalry for years to come. If so, he might need to avoid name-searching.