Detroit gets last laugh in Twitter feud with Tampa Bay

Posted at 5:29 AM, Aug 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-01 06:19:49-04

DETROIT, Mich. — Following the big trade that brings David Price to the Detroit Tigers, the FOX affiliate in Tampa Bay took to Twitter to poke fun at the Motor City. But FOX 2 News in Detroit would get the last laugh.

Here’s a look at how everything played out:

It started with the following Tweet, that has since been deleted. Note the Detroit image shows a devastated building.

tampa vs detroit 1

It prompted one of the best responses possible from FOX 2 News. Note the empty seats in Tampa Bay and the sellout crowd at Comerica Park.

fox2 response

The Tampa station then apologized in meme form.

tampa response

tampa concedes

The friendly feud has already gotten national attention from Sports Illustrated.

FOX 2 News posted in a web story, “While some might be offended by Tampa’s original tweet, we’re not. We know it was meant all in good fun, and we are proud of our city and of our baseball team.”