Making fun of each other relentlessly is something Puerto Ricans and Dominicans do often, especially when we are up against each other in world events. As was the case this week with the World Baseball Classic.
Now that el fuego has died down, I wanted to take a moment to discuss the major burns that were happening this week before, during, and after the game, because people were going HAM on Twitter.
As a Puerto Rican, I got a good laugh in myself during the baseball game. ‘Cause sometimes, mi gente, we be wildin’.
"How you know I'm puertorican?" pic.twitter.com/jblFlFBHIv
— SueWoo (@SueVavoom) March 15, 2017
What you can’t see in this photo is the three piece Puerto Rico flag suit he’s wearing.
But some folks just don’t get the rivalry.
What Puerto Rican's and Dominicans see VS what the rest of us see pic.twitter.com/ObWu626ECY
— Like im Julio (@NoFac3nocase) March 14, 2017
I get it though, similar food, similar music, similar love for platanos.
Some people were coming hard for the Puerto Rican Adobo love.
Puerto Rican's be like pic.twitter.com/yTiFPz5jry
— Mr. Cruz (@CruzxControl) March 14, 2017
What? You never brushed your teeth with Adobo?
Folks fortunate to have a bit of both in their lives were clearly conflicted.
When you half Dominican half Puerto rican but you dont know who you going for today. pic.twitter.com/OrBpmnfSRR
— Jay Ramirez (@YosoyJramirez) March 14, 2017
Looks like he’s wishing he’d never been born.
This Twitter user was disoriented by the whole ordeal.
When you're Puerto Rican & Dominican and Puerto Ricans and Dominicans are always at war with one another pic.twitter.com/ubM0qAcFe4
— anthony (@AntManRWB) March 15, 2017
It’s like when your parents are fighting and you’re just like “Can’t we all just eat some tres leche and relax?”
Even the anthem got geeked on.
Puerto Rican National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/YX35dihJ5g
— G. (@Geraldnyc) March 14, 2017
This updated anthem is modern, and everyone can sing along. We should just vote and make it official already.
Even with all the Puerto Rico shade, some took it in stride and kept it moving.
All this Puerto Rican slander and we still fire *shrugs in Puerto Rican* pic.twitter.com/TxaCBMEd50
— J (@jodiemarket) March 14, 2017
It’s hard to knock Puerto Rican pride when we represent for breakfast.
My fellow NYC Boricua wasn’t having it.
Word, yo. Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the hood gotta look out for each other.
And then some folks spoke too soon.
Even Puerto Rican's know Dominicans going to win.. This what we do, this is our element
— Chimi Lady (@pinkspanishfly) March 14, 2017
In a thrilling game, Puerto Rico bested the Dominican Republic with a score of 3 to 1.
By the next morning, some were just tired of the comparisons and wanted peace and love.
The "Dominican girls vs Puerto Rican girls" trend is ridiculous. Both islands have the most beautiful women on earth.. Come on!!🇩🇴🇵🇷🌴🤦🏽♂️😒
— Dominican Girls (@Dominicanbabesx) March 15, 2017
Can’t we all just get along?
But for others, suspicion was on the rise.
My Dominican neighbors gave me a whole Flan but I'm scared to eat it bc they know I'm Puerto Rican and we won the game last night lmaooo
— Julio Angel Munoz (@mjulio777pr) March 16, 2017
I’d have been more nervous if it was a Morir Soñando.
Others were still licking their wounds from the loss and felt like throwing some more jabs.
How a Dominican mom looks at you when you have to translate what she's saying for your Puerto Rican girl. pic.twitter.com/vSCsBCPIjH
— Waz (@WaslyCastillo) March 16, 2017
To be fair, y’all know Dominican Spanish be fast AF sometimes.
By the following evening, everyone had said their piece, and the only sentiment that really matters was the one:
DR vs PR beef mad corny. We all poppin, stfu
— iLLMindOfKev (@KevLite_) March 16, 2017
Mad corny, indeed, my friend. We are all poppin’.