Chris Archer

Tampa's Archer and Astros mascot make prank battle official

Tampa Bay ace Chris Archer and Houston Astros mascot Orbit have never been friends.

But on Monday they took their distaste for each other to another level when Archer presented the furry green alien with a "declaration of unfriendliness" before Tampa's game against the Astros.

The official-sounding declaration read in part: "general mischief and rascality have been among Orbit's repeated trespasses. Chris Archer is hereby resolved to carry on a campaign of pranks, gags and high jinx in retaliation which include but are not limited to use of objects such as water balloons, whipped pies, silly string, small motorized vehicles, bubblegum, hand-crafted signage and...