Everybody knows how much I love the Yankees brand, but fans have to do better here.
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles faced off Tuesday night in the Bronx battling for second place in the AL East, which is entertaining in itself. But even more fun got thrown our way when a squirrel showed up and joined the party.
You’ve met Yankees Cat and Yankees Eagle….now meet Yankees Squirrel! #Yankees #YankeesTwitter #RepBX #NYYvsBAL #YankeesvsOrioles pic.twitter.com/ZXkfaormXm
— YankeesDugout99 ⚾ (@YDugout99) May 23, 2023
It was an innocent moment that should have had every adult going back to their childhood, embracing the furry friend.
Even a Yankees pitcher was trying to feed it sunflower seeds:
I can’t quite make out who it is – but somebody in the Yankees bullpen is throwing sunflower seeds at a squirrel lmao. pic.twitter.com/VLnaiBQzvm
— Mike Daddino (@mike_daddino) May 23, 2023
But not everybody had those feelings, as a group of New York fans completely freaked out and lost their minds over the squirrel, and it was just … it was weak, man.
Just outright weak:
Thinking about the Yankee Stadium squirrel. 🐿️ pic.twitter.com/U0ZQzIb1ok
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 24, 2023
Roll it back again, but zoom it in a bit more this time:
Yankees fans…fraid of a squirrel. pic.twitter.com/lV7ADlyjZZ
— Michael 🇺🇸 (@Michael78794333) May 24, 2023
Things got so bad that some Yankees fans are now calling it the “squirrel curse”:
Squirrel curse @Yankees @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/6kAt8BNzmI
— Davis (@davistrice) May 23, 2023
Meanwhile, in Cleveland:
Yankee fans look completely terrified of a squirrel.
Cleveland fans, however👇🏻 🤣 https://t.co/tk4T6GktZ3 pic.twitter.com/LmxbTfdW83
— Kauai0604 (@Kauai0604) May 24, 2023
Seriously… (RELATED: Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. Brilliantly Tricks Los Angeles Dodgers, Steals Base With Flash-Like Speed)
We’ve got to do better, Yankees fans.