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Jason Vargas warmed up to appropriate Taylor Swift song amid drama

Jason Vargas

Jason Vargas wants you to know that he is definitely on Team Taylor.

Prior to Wednesday’s start against the New York Yankees, the New York Mets lefty warmed up to Taylor Swift’s new song “You Need To Calm Down,” per Laura Albanese of Newsday.

What made Vargas’ song choice particularly appropriate is that Wednesday was just his second start since his clubhouse altercation with a team reporter. Furthermore, though the song came out earlier, it has gained further buzz recently thanks to Swift’s own feud with entertainment executive Scooter Braun, who just acquired the rights to her music catalog.

Unfortunately though, the Tay Tay pick did not ultimately pan out for Vargas — he gave up three earned runs (including two in the first inning) to take the loss to the Yankees in a 5-1 affair. As for the next time around, perhaps Vargas will have to warm up to Swift’s “Shake It Off” instead.


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