The Mattress Mack went on the attack.
There is plenty on the line when the Philadelphia Phillies faced off against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday night, as each team was hoping to gain a 2-1 edge in the championship showdown. The action shifted to Citizens Bank Park after the pennant-winning teams split the first two games in Houston.
The stadium hosted close to 43,000 fans who are all tuned in, because it’s not everyday you play in the World Series. Far fewer fans looking at their phones, instead opting to record. Some have more on the line than others, like Jim McIngvale—a.k.a. “Mattress Mack,” who stands to make $75 million if the Astros win the World Series this year. The Mattress Mack made the trip out to Philadelphia to cheer on his hometown team, and prior to the game, he praised the notoriously unwelcoming fans in Philly for living up to the “City of Brotherly Love” nickname they have a reputation for undermining.
The City of Brotherly Love has really earned its name. I’m overwhelmed with how welcoming this city has been. Bless you, Philadelphia, PA, but my beloved @astros are still going to win tonight. Go ‘Stros!#levelup pic.twitter.com/tHW4uhBsfQ
— @MattressMack (@MattressMack) November 1, 2022
That love didn’t last very long, the Mattress Mack went viral after the game courtesy of a video where he repeatedly lobbed the f-bomb in the direction of some Phillies fans inside the ballpark.
Mattress Mack wasn’t having the smack talk.😳
— Daily Hedge (@Daily_Hedge) November 2, 2022
Now, we have some more insight into what went down courtesy of the Mattress Mack.
McIngvale channeled his inner NFL player by seemingly responding to the incident in question with a Bible quote about how to “overcome evil with good.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
— @MattressMack (@MattressMack) November 2, 2022
The Mattress Mack also opted to share his side of the story with The Houston Chronicle in a conversation where he said he was defending the honor of the Astros player at the center of a cheating scandal that rocked the MLB:
“We were walking out and some drunk old man said to pull the jerseys off all the Astros and show their buzzers. And then he said, ‘Jose Altuve will never make the Hall of Fame because he is the biggest cheater ever,’ and that’s when I lost it…
My blood pressure got a little high but that’s alright, I lived through it. I will always take up the Houston Astros.”
The Mattress Mack still took issue with how he was treated, saying:
“When those people come to Houston, we treat them right at Minute Maid Park. I don’t think it’s too much to get the same treatment here. They don’t have to call our boys cheaters and this other stuff.”
Something tells me he’ll get trolled again and again. Any guy with a nickname like Mattress Mack deserves to get a little razzed.
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