MLB teams join in Twitter sing-along of Taylor Swift song

Taylor Swift answers questions by the press at the Billboard Music Awards 2013.

The official MLB Twitter account and the accounts for the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and others nosedived Monday into previously unmarked Twitter territory in professional baseball.

We've seen teams troll each other, talk smack and even engage in long-term, fact-backed debates. But we've never seen a Twitter sing-along of a Taylor Swift song by MLB teams.

The @MLB account started it with a "Glove Story" reference, then the Dodgers jumped in with the next line from Swift's 2008 hit "Love Story" and things turned into a high-school sleepover from there. Oy. Here's the Twitter show, followed by Swift's version.

We won't blame you if you stop right here and read something else on The Stew. But a few of the photos and allusions the teams used were somewhat amusing. Like you, Milwaukee Brewers, good job.


Admittedly, The Stew isn't exactly a meeting place for Taylor Swift fans, so here's the song at the center of all this, if you're not familiar:

Here are the lyrics, via RockGenius.com:

We were both young when I first saw you
I close my eyes
And the flashback starts
I'm standing there
On a balcony in summer air



See the lights
See the party, the ball gowns
I see you make your way through the crowd
And say hello, little did I know


That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
And I was crying on the staircase
Begging you please don't go, and I said


Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
It's a love story baby just say yes


So I sneak out to the garden to see you
We keep quiet cause we're dead if they knew
So close your eyes
Escape this town for a little while


Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter
And my daddy said: "Stay away from Juliet"
But you were everything to me
I was begging you please don't go and I said


Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
It's a love story baby just say yes


Romeo save me, they try to tell me how to feel
This love is difficult, but it's real
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
It's a love story baby just say yes


Oh oh I got tired of waiting
Wondering if you were ever coming around
My faith in you is fading
When I met you on the outskirts of town, and I said


Romeo save me I've been feeling so alone
I keep waiting for you but you never come Is this in my head?
I don't know what to think
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring


And said: "Marry me Juliet
You'll never have to be alone I love you and that's all
I really know I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress
It's a love story baby just say yes"


Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Because we were both young when I first saw you

I'm no Taylor Swift expert, but if I were picking out a Taylor Swift-meets-baseball reference for the day, I'd choose this one:

Of course, Manny Machado isn't even 22 yet.

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