Yankees Savagely Burn Indians On Social Media After Completing Comeback From 2-0 Series Deficit

Bryan Brandom
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For the second season in a row, the Cleveland Indians blew a two-game series lead to get eliminated from the MLB postseason.

But this year, they didn’t have to wait until the World Series to get their hearts ripped out, stomped on, then dragged across the Cleveland Flats, all thanks to the New York Yankees, who overcame a 2-0 series deficit to take the five-game series with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night.

Afterward, the franchise with 27 titles added insult to injury by responding to this tweet from Indians All-Star Jose Ramirez.

Yes, that’s a callback to the diss once lobbed at Kevin Durant by Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City Thunder fans, which Durant then desperately attempted to reappropriate.

That tweet came after the Yankees’ Game 3 victory cut Cleveland’s series lead to 2-1.

On Wednesday night, New York responded to the post.

The Yankees’ social media manager wasn’t done.

The teams had been sniping at each other throughout the series.

New York got it started by posting this picture of sometimes-Indians-fan, sometimes-Yankees-fan LeBron James in a Yankees hat.

Cleveland responded by dragging New York for cheaping out in the Jay Bruce sweepstakes; Cleveland had claimed the outfielder’s services after topping the Yankees’ offer to the New York Mets.

In Game 1, Bruce drove in three runs in a 4-0 victory.

“These are things that happen in your life,” Ramirez said through an interpreter after the loss. “But these are things you can’t control. We all put our best effort out there, but the Yankees were the ones who had success.”

The third baseman was 2-for-20 in the series.