Other than his showy mustache onesie, Jake Arrieta is a fairly conservative guy. So, it was a bit surprising when the Cubs pitcher—fresh off his no-hitter on Sunday—took to Twitter on Tuesday and fired a curveball that left everyone guessing.
This is the show. We have certain expectations here. That's why you don't play.— Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) September 1, 2015
Arrieta’s cryptic subtweet instantly had the Twitterverse chirping. Who was he targeting?
@JArrieta34 This can't be about Starlin. He only had 3 errors yesterday... Now if it were 4 then I'd say it's well deserved. #WelcomeJavier— Amused Ape (@RobZee79) September 1, 2015
James Russell, Rafael Soriano
@BrianMPaul could be James Russell or Soriano. Both DFA'd today— Anthony Reed (@GingerKing_668) September 1, 2015
@JArrieta34. Maybe this is talking about James Russell...DFA today.— Tyler Johnson (@tyjohnson12309) September 1, 2015
Nope. Nope. And, Nope.
As it turns out, Arrieta’s tweet was directed at … a fan.
Was meant for a fan who said E should be H RT @JArrieta34: This is the show. We have certain expectations here. That's why you don't play.— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) September 1, 2015
Jake arrieta meant to @ a fan who questioned the scoring decision in his no hitter. So stop assuming dumb things now— Garrett Tinsley (@ItsjUstG_05) September 1, 2015