It seemed the massive feud between Astros mascot Orbit and Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia, a beef that made Krystle vs. Alexis look like child’s play, would go on forever.
But Saturday Orbit and Arencibia decided to bury the hatchet, make peace, let bygones be bygones and all of that stuff.
In a touching on-field moment, Orbit and Arencibia hugged it out. If you know nothing about this feud, this video explains the whole thing.
I’m still sort of confused about what really went on between these two. All I get from that is that Orbit posted some pictures with Arencibia’s head Photoshopped onto a half-naked woman’s body.
I guess Orbit also tried to distract Arencibia with antics (GIF VIA)?
Mostly what’s going on here, I think, is that you have two teams that really stink and a mascot who’s trying to spice things up, and a player who is willing to go along with it because what the hell?
Probably a mistake to end the feud now, if you want my two cents. This could have been milked for another couple of years. It could have become a real thing. A huge thing. Junk Yard Dog vs. King Kong Bundy. That kind of massive.
The Rangers and Astros will probably suck again next year. They will need the distraction.