Over the past few years, Chris Archer has developed something of a beef with Astros mascot and aspiring Olympian Orbit. On its own, this is fairly unsurprising: Fuzzy and adorable as he is, Orbit does have a way of ... getting under the skin of a lot of big league stars. (Here's looking at you, J.P. Arencibia .)
But even by these lofty standards, the Archer-Orbit feud has run particularly deep. Maybe it has something to do with the time he likened the Rays ace to Jaden Smith. We just can't say for sure.
What we do know, though, is that the two are most definitely not friends -- and with the Rays in Houston to take on the Astros on Monday, Archer decided to make it official:
Yes, Archer handed Orbit a Declaration of Unfriendliness before the game. It reads in full:
Orbit's response? He's laying low for the time being:
The Rays, meanwhile, made clear that they would stand by their pitcher:
On the one hand, we'd sure like to see these two get along. On the other: Get the popcorn ready.