Aaron Judge makes Angels social media team pay for attempted troll job.
Everyone knows that social media is a very dangerous place. Often, we get a strong urge to send something snarky in 140 characters or less without thinking about how it could backfire down the road. The Angels social media went through this experience last night when they made the foolish move of trying to poke fun at Aaron Judge after a strikeout.
The Yankees slugger whiffed in the top of the 1st and whoever was running Anaheim's Twitter account fired off this play on Judge's name.
Not wise, not well-thought-out, not prudent.
Karma came back to haunt the Angels social media person because in the top of the 8th, the white-hot Judge snapped a 3-3 tie by doing this:
Not only did the Angels have to deal with Judge giving the Yankees a win, they also had to contend with the replies to their original tweet which was basically a pun-fest.
This tweet did not age well. That Bud Norris pitch got prosecuted and executed.— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) June 13, 2017
Do you guys need a sidebar? Maybe wanna approach the bench and beg for mercy? Maybe rethink your closing arguments with Bud Norris?— Dave Cermola (@Dmc04005) June 13, 2017
Well, props for not deleting. But any judge can tell you, a preliminary motion is not the final verdict— Hooti Babootz (@phakenom) June 13, 2017
The Judge 👩⚖️ has passed the verdict! All Rise!— Javer Stubbs (@javer31) June 13, 2017
OVERRULED!!— Burrow 🎃wl (@IWantABurrowOwl) June 13, 2017
Objection.— Cam (@Cvmeron13) June 13, 2017
The Angels social media team won't be forgetting Judge's 22nd homer of the season any time soon.