Trolling strong for Yanks

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

To the vic­tor goes the spoils, as the old say­ing goes, but it shouldn’t come at the ex­pense of the loser.

That’s ex­actly what hap­pened on so­cial me­dia Wed­nes­day night af­ter the New York Yan­kees came back from a two-game deficit to beat the Cleve­land In­di­ans in the Amer­i­can League di­vi­sion se­ries. Wed­nes­day’s 5-2 loss ended Cleve­land’s sea­son and the Yan­kees took to so­cial me­dia to make the three con­sec­u­tive losses hurt even more.

“Fi­nal: Yan­kees 5, The Team that Blew A 2-0 Se­ries Lead 2,” was posted on the Yan­kees’ In­sta­gram ac­count af­ter the vic­tory along with a photo of Game 5 starter CC Sa­bathia.

If that wasn’t enough, the Yan­kees then took to Twit­ter to drag the In­di­ans, in par­tic­u­lar Jose Ramirez, through the mud some more.

Be­fore the ALDS started, Ramirez tweeted, “We’re 3-0 at Yan­kees Sta­dium this year cup­cake.” Af­ter the Game 5 vic­tory, the Yan­kees re­sponded with, “We like cup­cakes. And cham­pagne.”

For their part, the In­di­ans have not re­sponded on ei­ther plat­form. Their last so­cial me­dia post was on Twit­ter thank­ing fans for a “mem­o­rable sea­son.”

The Yan­kees re­sponded to that tweet early Thurs­day with a clip of Sa­bathia salut­ing along with a cap­tion.

“In all se­ri­ous­ness, con­grats to you guys on an amaz­ing sea­son,” the team posted. “It was a hard fought bat­tle un­til the end! Un­til we meet again…”

In an­other tweet, the Yan­kees gave more love to the In­di­ans.

“So­cial me­dia jabs are fun, but mad re­spect to the @In­di­ans on a his­toric sea­son and a great se­ries,” the team posted.

Ac­cord­ing to a story from the New York Post, the In­di­ans started the war of words ear­lier in the se­ries.

Af­ter Jay Bruce hit a home run in Game 1 to put the In­di­ans ahead 3-0, the team tweeted, “Bruce is on our team be­cause our owner wrote a check that com­peti­tors for Jay wouldn’t.”

The post ref­er­enced the Yan­kees’ failed at­tempt to trade with the New York Mets to ac­quire Bruce ear­lier in the sea­son.

The Yan­kees, though, got the last laugh.

AP/DAVID DERMER

Game 5 starter CC Sa­bathia and the New York Yan­kees have had a lit­tle bit of so­cial me­dia fun at the Cleve­land In­di­ans’ ex­pense af­ter Wed­nes­day’s se­ries-clinch­ing 5-2 vic­tory.

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