An ad was behind home plate for Game 1 of the World Series between the Dodgers and Astros in Los Angeles, and it annoyed many viewers. However, YouTube likely got a good laugh out of it.
The ad was for YouTubeTV, and made it appear to the viewer like the Fox broadcast was a YouTube video, with the red YouTube play button placed in the middle of the screen.
This is excellent advertising — and trolling — by YouTube:
It also led to some excellent trolling on Twitter (I fell for this one).
Oh, man, you absoultely have to stop what you're doing right now and watch this video. pic.twitter.com/l44kJoi208
— Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) October 25, 2017
And it especially led to many fans on Twitter complaining about the distraction:
— Stephanie Stradley (@StephStradley) October 25, 2017
— Minicar Pics 1/64 (@MinicarPics164) October 25, 2017
Is the YouTube logo behind home plate annoying anyone else? #WorldSeries
— Chris Wolf (@ChrisWolfDC) October 25, 2017
please raise your hand if you have ever felt personally victimised by the YouTube logo behind home plate at the World Series
— Whitney McIntosh (@WhitneyM02) October 25, 2017
That YouTube button is the most infuriating thing behind home plate since Angel Hernandez. #WorldSeries
— A Blog of Their Own (@BlogOfTheirOwn) October 25, 2017
— cudaball (@cudaball) October 25, 2017
Anyone watching the World Series have the YouTube logo on the backstop messing with them?
— christophermutterjr. (@chris_mutter) October 25, 2017
— katiecubsfan (@KathrineB) October 25, 2017
#FoxSports remove the you tube ad behind home plate-the red arrow logo too distracting!
— Peter Thompson (@petermthom) October 25, 2017