Blue Jays vs. Royals Libraries

On Friday night, the Royals and Blue Jays battle in Game 6 of the ALCS. Until then, try to keep the volume down in Kansas City and Toronto. People are reading.

For the last few days, the two cities' public libraries have engaged in a Twitter war…using book titles.

A week ago, the competition appeared innocent.



After Tuesday night's game, with the Royals up 3-1 and on the verge of clinching, the Kansas City Library decided to go for the throat.


As if Canada was not ready for the offensive.


Kansas City should have learned its lesson after Texas Governor Greg Abbott prematurely gave the Astros an ALDS victory.

KC threw another dart Wednesday:


But it was Toronto getting a laugh as the Blue Jays survived Game 5, 7-1. Kansas City backtracked.


The patient Blue Jays then let out a Jose Bautista-sized bomb:


Side note: The Toronto Library's use of Blue Jays throwback logos is beautiful.

Even during yesterday's off day, shots were fired:



CBC News in Canada has jumped in Friday morning, and Kansas City now appears to be outmanned.



The CBC Morning Show subsequently taped a segment with both libraries' representatives on-air, as each side met its rival.


The Royals and Blue Jays will take the field for Game 6 on Friday at 8:07 p.m. ET in Kansas City. If the Blue Jays push the series to a Game 7, the libraries get another day of trash talking.

In the meantime, the New York Public Library awaits in the World Series of library tweeting. Keep in mind the Kansas City and Toronto libraries combine for roughly 46,000 Twitter followers. The New York Public Library has 680,000 followers.

And the Mets have Daniel Murphy. That's a lot of firepower.

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