This Strategically Placed Logo Drove Fans Absolutely Batty During the World Series

Check out the clip above from Tuesday night’s Game 1 of the World Series.

Oh, sorry. Did we say clip? We meant, check out the photo that looks for all the world like it’s a video clip but it’s actually not because YouTube apparently wants to torture us all.

Give YouTube credit for this one. The Internet video behemoth placed an ad behind home plate through much of the game featuring their signature red and white play button. When a right-handed batter was in the box, that play button appeared to be right in the middle of the screen — in a spot where one would normally click on it.

The ad placement was equal parts brilliant and diabolical. And it drove fans batty watching at home. Here’s a small sampling of the reaction from Twitter:

[image via screengrab]


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