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Jake Arrieta Fires Back at Stephen A. Smith For 'First Take' Comments


You can bet "First Take" is going to send Skip Bayless out with a bang during his last few weeks. No holding back in the least bit.

On the ESPN morning show, Stephen A. Smith discussed the issue of pitcher Jake Arrieta and PEDs. Smith didn't go as far as accusing the Cubs pitcher of using them but he did say Arrieta "shouldn't just be laughing at those who are looking at you and saying, 'Excuse me, what the hell is going on here?' because it's not like they haven't seen performance enhancing drug users before." 

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Arrieta saw the clip and decided to respond via Twitter. 

Surprising Smith didn't engage in Twitter beef with the pitcher. Must be sad about Skip Bayless leaving ESPN. Smith kept it calm in his reply.

Is this the beginning of a new, calmer Smith?