Last night’s World Series game seven broke all sorts of baseball records — not just the Cubs 108 year dry spell (go Cubbies!). The tiebreaker drew around 40 million viewers, making it the most watched baseball game in more than a decade.
But some viewers new to the game were a little confused by unfamiliar baseball traditions. For some social justice warriors on Twitter, that meant a full-on panic as fans in the Cleveland stands started keeping track of strikeouts.
— The Saltiest Cracker (@LerChristopher) November 3, 2016
The “K” “K” “K,” of course, is a running tally of strikeouts, which are marked with a backwards or forwards “K” on paper scorecards. The Indians fans were simply keeping track — in big, TV-sized letters — of how many times their pitchers struck out Cubs batters.
Unfortunately, it turns out, SJWs assume racism everywhere.
— Marcel Middleton (@GrindIt2UFindIt) November 3, 2016
anybody else catch that KKK sign at the World Series game?
— PotassiYUMM (@Imani_zamasing) November 3, 2016
— Weiner screw Hillary (@thomassfl) November 3, 2016
The signs even managed to fool a Mediaite reporter.
Of course, baseball fans were quick to point out the obvious mistake.
@thomassfl That's the number of strikeouts by the pitcher in the game. Lmao have you ever watched a baseball game in your life?
— Kevin Kaveh Ehsani♌️ (@KavehtheGreat08) November 3, 2016
@Imani_zamasing jesus christ in baseball a K is a strike out. they hang a K every strikeout. stop being offended by EVERYTHING.
— Chris Kraemer (@kraemer_chris) November 3, 2016
Unfortunately for the baseball fans, some of their corrections simply resulted in further outrage — over “mansplaining.”
— Your Sarcastic Wench (@CathyYoung63) November 3, 2016
Even more awkward? The Mediaite author changed his article — and removed his byline.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 3, 2016