Giants’ Blake Snell gets tangled with Yankees fan on social media

Former Yankees target Blake Snell is at a practice session with the Giants on March 20, 2024.

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Blake Snell‘s start with the San Francisco Giants hasn’t been as smooth as he’d hoped, both on and off the field, despite signing with the team in March as the reigning NL Cy Young award winner.


On Friday, Blake Snell was embroiled in an online spat with a Yankees fan in the unlikeliest places: the comments section of a “Sidetalk NYC” video posted after a New York Knicks game. The video captures New Yorkers celebrating the Knicks’ victory over the Philadelphia 76ers outside Madison Square Garden. Blake Snell’s initial remark on Friday seemed harmless enough: “Forever a Knicks fans now” accompanied by two fire emojis.

However, a random Yankees fan (@nick_boyko17) took a jab at the pitcher, advising the currently sidelined southpaw to “worry about not giving up a million runs next start lil guy.” Blake Snell wasted no time in firing back, immediately poking fun at the fan’s bio, which mentioned a “2006 Little League champion” accolade. “Go back to your glory days in 2006 lol,” the ace retorted.

The exchange continued for two more rounds, with the fan revealing plans to bet against Blake Snell: “Can’t wait to fade you next start lol.” The Giants’ pitcher countered, “lol you ain’t on the field,” only to be hit with back-to-back replies from the fan.

“Well the way been pitching lately clearly neither are u,” @nick_boyko17 quipped, followed by, “you held out to get a s—t contract and a 12 ERA. Time learn single A buddy.”

As of Monday, the fan’s account, which features a profile picture of two individuals in Yankees attire, has been set to private. Blake Snell managed to have the last word: “2 cy young’s I ain’t trippin. I’ll be fine. I’d talk about you but obviously that ended in 2006.”

Blake Snell fails to replicate his best in 2024

Blake Snell, who has made headlines for his online comments in the past, joined the Giants in mid-March. He missed the first two turns through the rotation while ramping up, and then suffered losses in his first three starts before landing on the injured list with an adductor strain on April 24.

Free-agent pitcher Blake Snell, a key target for the Yankees for the 2024 season, is seen celebrating at Petco Park in the 2023 season.

Giants skipper Bob Melvin informed reporters in Philadelphia on Monday that Blake Snell threw a three-inning bullpen session on Saturday and is slated to face live batters in batting practice on Tuesday. Currently, he holds an 11.57 ERA.

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