Trevor Bauer extended an olive branch and donated to Lance McCullers' charity, but not without some fun first
His 51st out of 69 donations went to McCullers' charity, which promotes pet adoptions and raises awareness for shelters and programs:
Donation 51/69 goes to The @LMcCullers43 Foundation. It aims to get pets out of sticky situations by promoting pet adoptions, raising awareness for shelters and programs, and continuing the journey to a no-kill world. Tell me about your charity. https://t.co/PSouuufsQ3 pic.twitter.com/WsKwmXZ58B— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) May 18, 2018
The referenced "sticky situation" reference appeared to be Bauer surfacing a Twitter spat that occurred earlier in the month, with Bauer bringing up the increase in spin rates of members of the Astros' starting rotation -- specifically the new faces of
McCullers, along with other members of the Astros, responded.
So, it seems an olive branch has been extended in the form of this donation, and McCullers was thankful for the gesture and plans to match the donation on his behalf and give to a local Houston charity:
Tyler, thanks for the exposure. Also, we will be re donating your funds to another local Houston charity, since you love us so much! Tag your charity below. https://t.co/hKZAyev9o4— Lance McCullers Jr. (@LMcCullers43) May 18, 2018
The two didn't stop the conversation there. Since it's Bauer and McCullers, there was more trolling on both sides and a new nickname was introduced -- and it seems like it's going to stick: