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Indians, Phillies fans rally around Carlos Santana’s response to Jake Arrieta

Go home Jake no one likes you

Cleveland Indians v. Washington Nationals Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

I fumbled through several very Buzzfeed-ish titles for this post, but decided to focus on one particular thing: No one likes Jake Arrieta.

Or, more specifically, everyone loves Carlos Santana. Because why wouldn’t you?

If you missed the drama last night, it’s the same story that has lingered for a full calendar year now. During his time in Philadelphia, Carlos Santana got upset that his teammates were playing Fortnite in the clubhouse in the midst of a late-season collapse. As any level-headed human would do, he smashed the damn thing to pieces and was eventually traded back home to Cleveland in the offseason.

Last Thursday, Phillies pitcher and owner of a 3.0 fWAR and 4.26 ERA over his last two seasons in Philadelphia, took issue with it and seemed to think the culture of the 81-81 Phillies this season was better without Santana going Gallagher on TV’s in the clubhouse.

As he told the Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Well, the culture was better here this year without him,” Arrieta said. “I can tell you that.”

And he continued:

“Why it was better without Santana? We had better guys in the clubhouse,” Arrieta said. “That’s it. A lot more veteran presence.”

A few days later, as both men prepared their couches for viewing as other teams took part in the playoffs, Santana decided to respond to the comments with a simple tweet:

Hell. Yes.

As you’d expect, Indians fans were all for it, and rallied around their King in the replies. But, surprisingly (or maybe not, I don’t follow the Phillies all that closely), most Phillies fans were on his side as well. The ones I’m choosing to cherry pick were, anyway.

This is far from the first time Arrieta has complained about his teammates in Philadelphia, and it’s not even the first time he’s whined about Carlos Santana last season. But, as far as I know, this is the first time one of his targets decided to shove it back in his face. Add it to the ever growing list of reasons that Carlos Santana is the absolute best.