The New York Yankees held a 5-1 lead over the Baltimore Orioles through five innings in Wednesday night’s matchup.
During that moment, New York’s social media team shared a celebratory tweet by using a Taylor Swift reference. As it turns out, it aged extremely poorly.
This is the Taylor Swift tweet the Yankees sent as they were heading into the sixth inning. Clearly, the organization was on cloud nine midway through the contest.
'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play pic.twitter.com/GIiwQV0181
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 25, 2023
However, seemingly out of nowhere, the Orioles went ballistic in the seventh inning, scoring eight runs and retaking the lead. Baltimore ended up winning the game 9-6.
After the game, the Orioles trolled the Yankees in the best possible way, as the social media team used the same Taylor Swift reference.
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate pic.twitter.com/P3koQOeeVE
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 25, 2023
That might just be the most perfect, petty troll job of all time. The Yankees were looking like they were going to run away with it. But the Orioles’ comeback was just too much for New York to handle.
Even baseball fans couldn’t believe how great of a response this was from Baltimore.
NO WAY YOU TROLLED THE YANKEES SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM THIS HARD HAHAHA, LETS GO pic.twitter.com/qMH2heioy5
— Jart the Os Fan (@FanJaret) May 25, 2023
The Taylor swift conspiracy theory holds strong.
Yeah, they’re playing around bc Taylor Swift is playing MetLife this weekend.
It’s fine. We’re shaking it off.
— M 💛 (@MissDS17) May 25, 2023
All Orioles fans in the last 16 hours.
LOUD BIRD NOISES
— Jason Benowitz (@jbenowitz1831) May 25, 2023
There’s nothing wrong with being a little bit petty.
Super petty but i like it lol
— Cook (@jcook2390) May 25, 2023
Maybe the Yankees should have held off on that Taylor Swift reference.
So this is why the Yankees lost?
— Patrick Hennessy (@UnhingedPatrick) May 25, 2023
Don’t blame the Swifties. They’re just trying to have a good time.
I blame that 3 run bomb on the swifties
— Keith McPherson (@Keith_McPherson) May 25, 2023
We love seeing teams troll other teams. Especially when they are divisional rivals.
Maybe New York can bounce back on Thursday night. Hopefully, the social media team doesn’t jinx the Yankees this time.