seattle mariners

If there were a World Series of digital marketing, the Seattle Mariners would have a dynasty by now.

The Mariners have long had one of the most engaging social media presences in sports, and their annual commercials (Remember Larry Bernandez?) are unfailingly amusing.

But Seattle might have one-upped itself this year.

On Wednesday, the Mariners tweeted out four 30-second ads, and while they were all fun (you can see them here), one clearly stood out from the rest. It was called “Beyond the Flip,” and it featured players practicing their new home run celebrations, with an assist from Edgar Martinez.

The Mariners also shared an ad called “Felix Day,” starring, of course, Felix Hernandez. The commercial, which features a variety of Felix Day celebrations, ends with Hernandez striking out an Oakland A’s batter as the catcher hands him a balloon shaped like a K.

For some reason, this entirely harmless ad seemed to displease the Athletics’ Twitter account, which fought back, rather feebly, with an unnecessary allusion to the fact Seattle has never won the World Series…

The Mariners did not apologize…

The A’s responded with another “Ringzzzz” argument…

And the Mariners responded with a Smash Mouth reference, poking fun at Oakland’s feud with the band

The A’s then continued to be terrible at this…

Before the Mariners mercifully ended the tiff…

Needless to say, the Mariners won this exchange, thereby maintaining their super-important status as the MLB team with the best Twitter account.

About Alex Putterman

Alex is a writer and editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. He has written for MLB.com, SI.com, the Hartford Courant, Baseball Prospectus, Land of 10, VICE Sports and more. He is a proud alum of Northwestern University and The Daily Northwestern. You can find him on Twitter @AlexPutterman.