Twins troll Yankees with music after strikeouts
The Minnesota Twins decided to troll the New York Yankees during the first game of a 3-game series between the teams.
The Twins smacked five home runs and turned a triple play as they won Monday’s game 8-6. But it wasn’t with the bats where they made all the noise.
Minnesota’s pitchers struck out eight Yankees in the game. After each strikeout, Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” song played in Target Field, rankling Yankees fans.
I assume the Twins are in the clubhouse popping champagne. Good for them! This is like the 8th time they’ve beaten the Yankees since 2002.
We’re clearly not in their heads though. They only played New York, New York every time a Yankee struck out tonight.
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) July 23, 2019
@Twins do you think it’s that funny to play New York, New York after every strikeout? You understand you haven’t been relevant in like 30 years right? Haha funny stuff guys. Keep up the good work
— Stephen Pozzuoli (@pozzmeister) July 23, 2019
The @Twins got some balls being an extremely below average organization playing New York New York after a strikeout…
— Vinny Bonaccorso (@VinBonaccorso) July 23, 2019
“New York, New York” is the same song that is played at Yankee Stadium after the team’s wins, so this is a clear troll job by Minnesota. The Red Sox did the same thing last year, though that was only after Aaron Judge started it first.
The 61-38 Twins lead the AL Central, while the 64-35 Yankees are in first in the AL East. Maybe the Bronx Bombers will be motivated for the remainder of the series after the Twins’ antics.