Oscar Taveras Argument Escalates Quickly On Cardinals Twitter Account

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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras pours a beer on himself as he celebrates a NLDS win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in this file photo at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 7, 2014. Taveras and his girlfriend were killed in a single car traffic accident in his home country of the Dominican Republic on October 26, 2014, according to police in Puerto Plata. Taveras was 22 years old. UPI/FILE/Bill Greenblatt

It’s been exactly one year since Oscar Taveras, the 22-year-old future star of the St. Louis Cardinals, and his girlfriend, 18-year-old Edilia Arvelo, were killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Details were somewhat sketchy early on, but it was later revealed that Taveras was drunk at the time of the accident with a blood-alcohol level five times the legal limit in his home country. This news created a complicated legacy for Taveras, who was honored this season by the Cardinals with a special patch on their uniforms, a decision that many did not agree with, which you can read all about HERE.

It wasn’t a surprise today that the official Twitter account of the Cardinals released this.

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Okay, that seems about right for a one-year anniversary, don’t you think? Naturally, there were a few replies that stayed on the gentler side.

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Well, that’s nice. But let’s not forget that this is the internet and more often than not, things are going to go in a different direction.

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And we’re off. Will somebody step up to argue?

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Well, of course somebody will. This is Twitter, and it actually looks like it’s a Cubs fan coming to Taveras’ defense.

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There’s a little back and forth, but nobody is getting too upset just yet. Andy K is backing up his argument with some facts (never a bad thing), but Brian is still willing to forgive (not a bad thing either). See how I’m not taking sides on ANY of this.

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There it is. Things are starting to heat up now. At least they’re not attacking each other…

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…oh wait, it just got personal. But it wouldn’t be an internet fight without a little smack talk now, would it?

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There’s a couple big shots from Andy.

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And now it’s a REAL internet fight because the original topic doesn’t even get a mention in that tweet.

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It’s at this point that Brian seemed to drop out of the conversation, but that didn’t keep a few others from getting involved as well.

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Now it’s getting really personal, even with the original two participants out of the picture. Aaron even showed off his research skills by bringing baseball stats into it.

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Oh damn…now they’re comparing Oscar Taveras to Adolf Hitler. You just gotta love Twitter.A man and his girlfriend died, and Hitler shows up in the argument about it. I don’t know where you come out on this argument, but was anybody else thinking this?