Blue Jays: Randal Grichuk called out by Marcus Stroman over liked tweet
Former Blue Jays teammates Randal Grichuk and Marcus Stroman threw verbal punches at one another over social media.
Apparently, there is no love loss between current Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk and Marcus Stroman. The Twitter jousting began when former major leaguer Aubrey Huff called out Stroman for a 2019 weight room incident in Dunedin where the pitcher allegedly kicked out 30 minor leaguers so he could jump rope.
Grichuk liked Huff’s tweet which prompted Stroman to refocus his attention toward Grichuk. Stroman fired back that Huff and Grichuk are probably best friends and that Canada will not tolerate racism. Stroman had initially reacted to a controversial tweet from Huff that initiated the weight room response.
The outfielder responded that it was nothing personal and he only liked the tweet because he knew it was true and a known story among the organization. Stroman has vehemently denied the incident ever occurred in additional tweets yesterday to fans.
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Stroman finally dropped the hammer on Grichuk accusing him of always talking behind his back. Stroman then challenged Grichuk to ask his teammates and the entire country of Canada who they would rather have on their team. Stroman ended the tweet by confidently stating that he already knows the answer and encouraged Grichuk to continue to underachieve and talk about his teammates.
I am fairly confident this will not be the last of the online drama between these two as Stroman has a history of pushing the envelope over social media. The pair were teammates for nearly two full seasons in Toronto, however, Grichuk signed a 5-year deal, and Stroman was shipped back across the border to New York late last season.
If nothing else, this should make for an interesting storyline when the Blue Jays and Mets face off for the first time on September 11th.