San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners Take NFC Championship Fight To Twitter, Wager Ensues

Jun 21, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick acknowledges the crowd prior to throwing out the first pitch before the start of the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners got into a bit of a spat over their cities’ football teams on Friday, with the end result being a wager between the teams’ respective mascots.

It started innocuously enough with a sort of a “we support the 49ers” tweet from the Giants, recalling Colin Kaepernick throwing out the first pitch at AT&T Park last season:

 

The Mariners fired back with their guy, Russell Wilson, who was once a minor-league baseball prospect for the Colorado Rockies:  

 

The Giants answered with a reminder about the length of the Seahawks’ offseason:

 

The Mariners upped the ante with a reminder of Kaepernick’s lack of success in his first two starts at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field:

 

To which the Giants cited Kaepernick’s three road playoff wins as a starter:

 

And then the mascots were put in play:

 

Challenge accepted:

 

 

All in all, a little bit of harmless fun and some community spirit shown. It’s not like high school or college where the football team and baseball team are all under one umbrella, so it’s kind of cool to see that sort of pride taken in the other franchises that share an area code.

And if it leads to a Kaepernicking Mariner Moose, so much the better.

Topics: NFC Championship, San Francisco 49ers

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