Mattress Mack explains f-bomb-laden exchange with fan at Game 3 Astros-Phillies
Chances are, a large part of the Greater Houston area was uttering a colorful metaphor or two after the Houston Astros Game 3 World Series 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, November 1.
But before the game, one of Houston’s most celebrated citizens dropped a profanity-laden bomb against a group of Philly fans. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale responded with a series of f-bombs to hecklers and trash talkers who were out to prove that Philadelphia’s “City of Brotherly Love” is clearly just clever branding.
“The guy was screaming ‘f*ck the Astros, take the jerseys off and show us the buzzers,’” the cherished Gallery Furniture owner tells CultureMap via phone from Philadelphia, sounding much more relaxed. “Then it was, ‘José Altuve will never make the Hall of Fame — he’s the biggest f*cking cheater ever. I had enough of him.’”
Warning: Graphic language in the video below.
This is unbelievable. @MattressMack is the nicest dude ever. BUT he has like 15 million on the line and he’s in Philly. I don’t wanna say this was inevitable but it was inevitable. Fair play on both sides. pic.twitter.com/tL6wuvjJ9E— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) November 2, 2022
Philly fan got an earful and the internet got a near-viral video. While some fans have responded with shock at the local businessman and benefactor’s retort, many are rallying — even offering to provide free security for the slender "Save You Money" superfan.
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