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Jake Arrieta taunts Pirates fans on Twitter

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Well, this is fun. Pirates fans are poking at Cubs Wild Card starter Jake Arrieta on Twitter, and Arrieta is poking back.

This is silly stuff, and all it's going to do is give Pirates fans even greater incentive to harass Arrieta during the game, and then give them more reason to heckle him for pretty much the rest of his career is he goes all Johnny Cueto and blows it. But it's still fun to see a star athlete messing around with fans like this. If history is any guide, PNC Park will be deafening on Wednesday, almost certainly louder than at any other game Arrieta has ever played. Let's hope it affects him more than he thinks it will.