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KC, New York libraries end their World Series Twitter feud on a happy note

The final tweet by the Kansas City Public Library.
The final tweet by the Kansas City Public Library.

The Royals and Mets are competing against each other on the field during the World Series. The libraries from both cities are also duking it out.

You may recall the Kansas City Public Library’s battle with Toronto in the ALCS. Both Queens and New York are taking shots at Kansas City.

This was the latest after the Royals won the World Series:

If you’re just tuning in, here is the back story:

After last week’s fun give-and-take between the Kansas City Public Library and the Toronto library, the fine people at the Queens library* jumped into the fray.

*The Mets play in the Queens borough in New York

This was tweeted shortly after the Royals vanquished the Blue Jays in the American League Championship Series.

On Tuesday, the Kansas City library responded:

And the Kansas City library may be facing a battle on two fronts. This is what the New York Public Library tweeted during the ALCS:

After Game 1 of the World Series, which the Royals won 5-4 in 14 innings, came this:

And the response from KC:

Liesl Christman, social media manager for the Kansas City Public Library, talks about the library war of words in tweets between libraries in Toronto and New York for pro baseball playoffs. The tweet 'war' has gained national media attention.

This was the smack talk ahead of Game 2 on Wednesday:

And the fun continued after Game 2:

The libraries all tweeted ahead of Game 3:

This was the smack talk before Game 4 of the World Series:

After the Royals won Game 4, the libraries tweeted this:

And this was the talk before Game 5:

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