New York Yankees fans continued to take losses after Wednesday’s game ended.
The Seattle Mariners walked off the field with a 7-3 win in New York, but the beating continued online later.
Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker tweeted, “Happy flight,” with an emoji wearing glasses after he went back and forth with Yankees fans in the crowd Wednesday.
The social media post was born out of some banter between Winker and the New York crowd during today’s game which sealed a series win for Seattle.
Winker walked towards the Yankees fans in the outfield and motioned towards the fan who said something to him. After Winker walked away, he put his hands over his eyes to make a “four eyes” joke because the fan was wearing glasses.
New York Yankees fans furious with Winker
The outfielder created a new Twitter account to post the tweet and further angered Yankee fans.
The tweet’s intent worked. Winker was quickly notified by several New York fans that they would win the next meeting.
Winker won the battle with the Bronx faithful on and off the field Wednesday. He hit a home run during the victory to make it 7-1 Seattle, and proceeded to pour salt into the fresh wound.
While the Yankees fans weren’t happy with the result, Mariners fans were thrilled with the series win in Luis Castillo’s first start.
With a home run and a viral tweet, Winker and the Mariners headed home happy while New York Yankees fans were furious.