Smash Mouth, struggling to stay relevant, takes a shot at Bryce Harper and the Phillies on Twitter
Trivia Question: How many people who read The Liberty Line know what or who Smash Mouth is?
The answer is probably very few of you. They made the song “All-Star” back in 1999 when most of you were still in diapers. A lot of the younger readers were quick to point out that Smash Mouth is known for being the song from the Shrek movies, which was released two years after the song itself.
Now that you know the answer, you are probably wondering why I’m even talking about some band that hasn’t been relevant in over two decades. Well, Smash Mouth decided to tweet something stupid today in regards to Bryce Harper.
Bryce Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies three years ago today and for whatever reason, the one-hit wonder band decided to get cute on Twitter and question how many championships Bryce Harper has won and/or how many championships the Phillies have won.
Harper also made some noise a few hours ago by posting a picture of him on Instagram in a Yomiuri Giants uniform which you can read about here.
Obviously the question is dumb, even more so from a band that barely was able to reach any type of fame outside of one or two songs over the past 30 years. Sorry, we can’t have this happening. I get Smash Mouth might be baseball fans, which is fine, but there’s literally no reason to even tweet that.
Bryce Harper is the reigning MVP of the National League and since joining the Phillies, Harper has put up the following numbers in the NL.
- HR – T-3rd (83)
- 2B – 2nd (87)
- R – 5th (240)
- BB- 2nd (.248)
- OBP – 3rd (.402)
- SLG% – 3rd (.556)
- OPS – 3rd (.958)
- fWAR – 3rd (12.8)
Cool. On top of that, if this poor excuse of a tweet was directed at the Phillies organization and not Harper himself, the Phillies have been to two World Series, winning one, and won the NL East five consecutive years from 2007-2011.
So honestly, what the fuck are these nerds even talking about?
The Phillies have been more relevant over the last two decades than Smash Mouth while literally sucking for half of that time frame. What’s that say about Smash Mouth? Nothing good.
Speaking of not good and Smash Mouth, looks like they were accused of being Nazi’s at one of their concerts. Well isn’t that just great.
Maybe the Smash Mouth guy is just drunk tweeting. I’m not going to rip him for substance abuse but that’s a fair reason why we should just cut him a break. Seems like it’s a trend with these guys.
Regardless of the reasoning, it’s time to logoff Smash Mouth. Maybe hit the studio or go on a reunion tour and play All-Star and Walking on the Sun over and over again.
Hell, maybe you can even land a stop at Citizens Bank Park this summer. I’m sure the city of Philadelphia would give you a very warm welcome.