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Yankees’ Social Media Ruthlessly Burns Indians After Epic ALDS Comeback | MLB | NESN.com

Do these people know there are two series the Yankees still have to win? The Astros and the NL winner might not be ready to roll over.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:36 AM | 42 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:44 AM (#5550989)
This is why I never rejoice until the Evil Empire has been truly vanquished, a wooden stake driven through Lucifer's pitch-black void where there would otherwise be a human soul.

Go Astros!!!
   2. rconn23 Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:03 AM (#5551000)
Gross. Not a good look. Who is the social media director, Randy Levine? Still, go Yankees!
   3. MikeTorrez Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:08 AM (#5551002)
I guess you all haven't seen the taunts from the Indians twitter account earlier this series. This abuse is deserved.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:08 AM (#5551003)
Gross. Not a good look. Who is the social media director, Randy Levine? Still, go Yankees!

I imagine their thinking is when everyone, except your own fans, hates you anyway, might as well play the heel.

That's why I think it's silly that they use the Star Wars Imperial march for the visitors at Yankee Stadium, and the rebel music for the Yanks. They should full on embrace being the Evil Empire.
   5. The Good Face Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:27 AM (#5551023)
I imagine their thinking is when everyone, except your own fans, hates you anyway, might as well play the heel.

That's why I think it's silly that they use the Star Wars Imperial march for the visitors at Yankee Stadium, and the rebel music for the Yanks. They should full on embrace being the Evil Empire.


Absolutely. Perhaps my biggest regret of Alex Rodriguez's years with the Yankees was that he didn't embrace the heel role and channel his inner Ric Flair. A A-Rod who strutted, bragged, dressed flamboyantly, and constantly referred to himself in the 3rd person would have been amazingly awesome.
   6. Rusty Priske Posted: October 12, 2017 at 11:09 AM (#5551083)
Now that the Yankees have done away with my least-liked team in all of baseball, I can go back to cheering against them. All is right with the world.

Astros vs Dodgers please.
   7. Blastin Posted: October 12, 2017 at 11:22 AM (#5551110)
That's why I think it's silly that they use the Star Wars Imperial march for the visitors at Yankee Stadium, and the rebel music for the Yanks. They should full on embrace being the Evil Empire.


Co-signed.
   8. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 12, 2017 at 11:32 AM (#5551132)
Now that the Yankees have done away with my least-liked team in all of baseball, I can go back to cheering against them.


Cleveland is your least-liked team? Is it only Chief Wahoo, or some other reason?

As an Indians fan, this hurts after having come so close in 2016, then coming into the playoffs with a mostly healthy staff, Encarnacion, and a 100-win resume. Only to be eliminated in part by Sabathia (only 4+ innings, but 9 K's) and Didi F'ing Gregorious.
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 11:55 AM (#5551161)
Now that the Yankees have done away with my least-liked team in all of baseball,

That's weird. If the Yankees had lost, I'd be in on Cleveland big-time.

So far, the AL has followed my preferred script. The NL, not so much. Washington can still win though.
   10. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 12:22 PM (#5551199)
And yet, people wonder why...
   11. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 12, 2017 at 12:53 PM (#5551229)
I guess you all haven't seen the taunts from the Indians twitter account earlier this series. This abuse is deserved.
It's bad when other teams taunt. It's only fair when my team taunts.
   12. catomi01 Posted: October 12, 2017 at 12:56 PM (#5551234)
Absolutely. Perhaps my biggest regret of Alex Rodriguez's years with the Yankees was that he didn't embrace the heel role and channel his inner Ric Flair. A A-Rod who strutted, bragged, dressed flamboyantly, and constantly referred to himself in the 3rd person would have been amazingly awesome.


The back and forth between him and Ortiz on the pre and post games seems like something that would get old real quick...but has been pretty entertaining so far.
   13. GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 01:42 PM (#5551299)
Absolutely. Perhaps my biggest regret of Alex Rodriguez's years with the Yankees was that he didn't embrace the heel role and channel his inner Ric Flair. A A-Rod who strutted, bragged, dressed flamboyantly, and constantly referred to himself in the 3rd person would have been amazingly awesome.


I like this. Hell, let MLB adopt some of these concepts and run with them. Twitter wars, have "managers" a la Bobby The Brain and Jimmy Hart be mouthpiece types for some teams that go "heel". Entire teams can do heel/baby turns every few series depending on who they lose or win against. Imagine the fun!

"Oh my goodness, here comes Mike Trout out of the stands!! He looks like he's gonna Pinch Hit for Seattle?? Boy, that rivalry with Texas runs deep! BUT WAIT!!! Chris Sale from the Sox comes dashing in from the pen to try and save the Rangers from being blindsided!! He wants to strikeout Trout right here, right now!!! This is mayhem!!"

We can even work with what we have now and just have A-Rod go full on Jesse "the Body" Ventura on us. Be a heel announcer/PbP guy and pair him with Bob Costas as the face.

We can have all sorts of fun! The NL can storm the AL like they're the NWO! Double switches with masked pitchers!
   14. No longer interested in this website Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:02 PM (#5551328)
Cleveland is your least-liked team? Is it only Chief Wahoo, or some other reason?


It's a lot to do with Chief Wahoo for me. But it's also the way their fans came to Detroit and shouted "Detroit Sucks" in the 1990s and early 2000s when that city was suffering. It's also their hideous souvenir-stand-like blue jerseys. It's that insane drummer and his asinine drum, which only adds to the insult of their racist logo. It's the way they became darlings the last few years, like the AL version of the Cubs, as if they were owed a World Series title.

FTI.
   15. NJ in NY (Now with Baby!) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:07 PM (#5551334)
Have you all never been on Twitter/IG/social media? This is a good job by the Yankees/MLB of actually not being old and stuffy for once.
   16. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:21 PM (#5551355)
It's that insane drummer and his asinine drum, which only adds to the insult of their racist logo.

At least give that drummer some credit for career value. I first went to the Mistake on the Lake Stadium in 1974, and he was out there doing his thing even back then.

One sure thing about this year's eventual World Series winner: Nobody will be able to say that they got there by lucky matchups against mediocre teams. This may have been the strongest "Final Eight" field ever. Not a genuine stiff in the sack.
   17. . . . . . . Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:27 PM (#5551359)
Not a genuine stiff in the sack.

Jesus, Andy, phrasing. We know you're no spring chicken but can't you use those pills they pitch during the games to fix that?
   18. Fat Al Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:36 PM (#5551375)
Have you all never been on Twitter/IG/social media? This is a good job by the Yankees/MLB of actually not being old and stuffy for once.


Agreed. Not to mention that Jose Ramirez started it, cupcake.
   19. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:39 PM (#5551379)
Classy organization.
   20. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 12, 2017 at 03:07 PM (#5551413)
Not a genuine stiff in the sack.

Jesus, Andy, phrasing. We know you're no spring chicken but can't you use those pills they pitch during the games to fix that?


Hey, if that sort of phrasing was good enough for Babe Ruth, it's good enough for me. You can have your fancy boy slogans, but I'm sticking with the Babe.
   21. Rusty Priske Posted: October 12, 2017 at 03:39 PM (#5551446)
It is about Chief Wahoo.

I consider their refusal to AT LEAST completely do away with that logo to be an embarrassment to all of MLB. I would prefer both Cleveland and Atlanta change their team names, but while that comes down to an opinion, there is no question that the Chief Wahoo iconography is racist.
   22. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 04:22 PM (#5551502)
Also "Yankees" is offensive to Southerners. I demand a Southern team named the "Good Ol' Boys."
   23. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 12, 2017 at 05:36 PM (#5551570)
Also "Yankees" is offensive to Southerners. I demand a Southern team named the "Good Ol' Boys."

I think the Atlanta Dukes would work. It's a royal name, it invokes the Dukes of Hazzard, and also Trading Places.

(Also David Duke, but we'll try not to think about him.)
   24. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 12, 2017 at 05:38 PM (#5551571)
there is no question that the Chief Wahoo iconography is racist.


I've said this before: if you color the Wahoo iconography yellow, it looks like a crazy Asian. If you color it brown, it looks like a crazy Latino. And if you color it white or black, it looks like a crazy white or a crazy black. As visual racism, it's inept.

The fire engine red is over the racist line, obviously. But the physical features themselves? Give Wahoo bigger ears and less prominent cheeks, and he'd look like Shemp Howard.
   25. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 06:32 PM (#5551597)
Which would clearly be anti-Semitic.
   26. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 12, 2017 at 06:53 PM (#5551606)
That's why I think it's silly that they use the Star Wars Imperial march for the visitors at Yankee Stadium, and the rebel music for the Yanks. They should full on embrace being the Evil Empire.


Agree. This would be the definition of awesome and I would actually respect the club for doing this. Why not play the big, bad villain? It suits the Yankees perfectly. They are never going to be associated with the "little engine that could.." type of thing. The battling underdog who makes good. They should just go full in your face, we are NY everyone else f*ck off!

   27. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 12, 2017 at 07:04 PM (#5551611)
Also "Yankees" is offensive to Southerners. I demand a Southern team named the "Good Ol' Boys."

Well, y'alls had your chance with the Atlanta Crackers, but you were too busy electing Lester Maddox to fight for that name when the Braves came down y'alls way.
   28. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 12, 2017 at 07:30 PM (#5551625)
As visual racism, it's inept.
And if there's one thing racists are known for, it's an accurate physical depiction of racial characteristics?
   29. Joe Bivens is NOT a clueless numpty Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:22 PM (#5551912)
They should make the mascot Shemp and rename the team the Stooges.
   30. nick swisher hygiene Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:40 PM (#5551977)
24, 28--I recently saw an exhibition on the stereotyping of Arabs in American media; it was striking how similar the mid-century caricatures of "swarthy Arabs" were to the (equally racist) "hook-nosed Jews" of the previous generation....

Which is to say: I agree with 24, but with one big qualifier: remove the "white." When white people got caricatured, it was not as group members, but as individuals.
   31. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:57 PM (#5552036)
Watching the Yankees post-game, it has occurred to me that there are entirely too many champagne celebrations in baseball. There's a celebration when a team clinches a division (6), when they clinch a wild card spot (4), when they win a wild card game (2), when a team wins a Division Series (4), LCS (2) or World Series (1). That's nineteen champagne celebrations every frickin' season. Nonsense.

Limit champagne to winning a league championship or a World Series. Sheesh.
   32. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:17 PM (#5552147)
Watching the Yankees post-game, it has occurred to me that there are entirely too many champagne celebrations in baseball. There's a celebration when a team clinches a division (6), when they clinch a wild card spot (4), when they win a wild card game (2), when a team wins a Division Series (4), LCS (2) or World Series (1). That's nineteen champagne celebrations every frickin' season. Nonsense.

Limit champagne to winning a league championship or a World Series. Sheesh.


Next up: "You're all winners" champagne celebrations. Don't laugh.
   33. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:20 PM (#5552161)
Which is to say: I agree with 24, but with one big qualifier: remove the "white." When white people got caricatured, it was not as group members, but as individuals.


Google Images will take you on a tour of the unsavory cartooning history of "the dour German" or "the devious Jew" or "the unwashed Irishman." Though in the latter two cases, the caricaturists of the 19th century might well agree that they weren't drawing white people.
   34. Matt Garza smells it deep (Mr. Tapeworm) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:50 PM (#5552251)
They should make the mascot Ron Asheton and rename the team the Stooges.


Just a small touch-up there.
   35. RickA. Posted: October 13, 2017 at 10:25 AM (#5553037)
Limit champagne to winning a league championship or a World Series. Sheesh.

And get off my lawn!!
   36. Matt Garza smells it deep (Mr. Tapeworm) Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:22 PM (#5553152)
Maybe we can codify what celebratory alcoholic beverages are acceptable to consume following post-season wins for each rung of the playoffs:

Wild card game: Hurricane malt liquor or Thompson's whiskey (Chicagoans are allowed to substitute Malort) (This would be a decent argument for the benefits of purposefully losing the wild card game.)

Division series: Budweiser or boxed wine

League championship series: Craft beer local to the winning team or a fine sipping whiskey/tequila/booze of choice

World Series: Champagne, if you must

The losers of each post-season series have to eat Pop Rocks and gargle with Coke. Which is actually kind of fun, spontaneous stomach combustion aside.
   37. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 13, 2017 at 03:35 PM (#5553350)
spontaneous stomach combustion aside.


#FAKENEWS !
   38. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: October 13, 2017 at 04:21 PM (#5553395)
Has anyone hear participated in a champagne celebration? I highly recommend it. When I finished the last major project of my senior year in college I went back to my dorm and had a little champagne shower for myself. Couple of tips;

1. The goggles, use them. The champagne burns the peepers.

2. Do NOT do it in the shower if you are using cold champagne. Cold champagne is unpleasant. Go with the room temperature stuff for the pouring.
   39. Joe Bivens is NOT a clueless numpty Posted: October 13, 2017 at 07:02 PM (#5553576)
34...wouldnt Iggy be more appropriate?
   40. Joe Bivens is NOT a clueless numpty Posted: October 13, 2017 at 07:08 PM (#5553588)
38...thanks for the imagery.
   41. McCoy Posted: October 13, 2017 at 07:17 PM (#5553595)
Has anyone hear participated in a champagne celebration? I highly recommend it. When I finished the last major project of my senior year in college I went back to my dorm and had a little champagne shower for myself. Couple of tips;

1. The goggles, use them. The champagne burns the peepers.

2. Do NOT do it in the shower if you are using cold champagne. Cold champagne is unpleasant. Go with the room temperature stuff for the pouring.


Why waste it? The last part of my college life had us running a mock restaurant and I was in charge of the wine program. At the end of it you're supposed to return the leftover but nobody does. We had about few cases of sparkling wine leftover and we proceeded to drink all of it in a few hours that final night. Graduation was not a pretty sight the next day.
   42. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: October 13, 2017 at 07:37 PM (#5553601)
Oh believe me, there was plenty of booze consumption. I probably paid $5 for the champagne I dumped. Totally worth it, I was a happy bunny.

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