Triple for tat: Bradley dares fan to go through with Archie face tattoo
With pitcher Archie Bradley at the plate and two runners on in the Diamondbacks’ NL Wild Card win on Wednesday, an Arizona fan tweeted a promise to get the reliever’s face tattooed on his back — only if the D-backs reliever drove in a run.
Not only did Bradley become the first player in MLB history to enter a postseason game as a relief pitcher and hit a triple, the 25-year-old responded to fan Jeff Buss on Twitter after the Diamondbacks clinched an NLDS berth.
“You better do it,” Bradley wrote.
You better do it
— Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) October 5, 2017
Fans responded with anticipation, waiting to see if Buss would follow through or not.
— Kalvin Lowry (@KoLow710) October 5, 2017
— Diomer Cruz (@diomer21) October 5, 2017
Do it! pic.twitter.com/OnGghCGXuB
— Fk Reheated Fish (@FkReheatedFish) October 5, 2017
But this morning, Buss had second thoughts about getting the tattoo.
I was wondering if you’d see this or not! I don’t know if I can go through with it!
— Jeff Buss (@JBuss9) October 5, 2017
Lets just say Buss’ attempt to back out did not fly with D-backs fans. Some people did present Buss with another option.
He won’t. He’s soft. But Jeff if you do I’ll drive home and hold your hand
— Jordan schroeder (@schroederboatn) October 5, 2017
Tattoo or charity mate. It’s only fair. Would you really wanna put the mush on the DBACKS?
— Joshua (@bsauce33) October 5, 2017
Not only did Bradley’s triple drive in one run, the first extra-base hit of his career plated two runs. Some people think that means Buss needs to one-up his original promise.
He really needs to get two now, right?
— Asher @ ALDS 👨⚖️ (@Low_rax) October 5, 2017
I think he owes you two tattoos now 🤔
— Emily-Thank you Jose (@JaysGirlEmily) October 5, 2017
Jeff he didn’t only plate 1 he plated 2 time for the beard to become immortal on your back
— Tyler (@Tylehrr) October 5, 2017