KC, Toronto libraries engage in social media trash-talk regarding ALCS

The ALCS matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays is a big deal to the club's respective home cities.

Not only did both mayors take part in the traditional pre-series wager, but as the series has progressed local libraries have gotten in on the act.

Yes, libraries - which apparently have social media accounts these days, too.

Using books found on the shelves, these libraries strategically placed them on top of each other to send a message. The Kansas City Public Library kicked off the trash talking with a jab after the Royals' 14-2 blowout win in Game 4:

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Not willing to sit idly by and be put down, the Toronto Public Library returned the volley on Wednesday before Game 5 (which the Jays won, it must be pointed out):

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Thanks to Toronto's season-saving win in Game 5 on Wednesday, the series will include at least one more game on Friday night back at Kauffman Stadium - and, we can only hope, perhaps some more library social media warfare.