The San Diego Padres pulled off one of the best trolls of the Major League Baseball season. During a game against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, August 25, the Padres decided to hold a special “Padres Karaoke” segment.
During the karaoke segment, the Padres decided to play “Sweet Caroline,” which is a staple for Red Sox fans at Fenway Park.
However, things quickly made a turn.
Just before the chorus of the Neil Diamond hit was set to drop — just after the lyrics “One, touching one/Reaching out, touching me, touching you — the Padres switched gears and started playing the Rick Astley song, “Never Gonna Give You Up” to give us one of the greatest Rickrolls of all-time.
Check out the hilarious video below:
SO GOOD, SO GOOD, SO GOOD! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/RatAEIaWlL
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 25, 2019
How could Red Sox fans ever have believed that the Padres would be dropping the chorus to “Sweet Caroline” at Petco Park? They deserved to be Rickrolled for singing along to the verse and anticipating that to happen.
What is Rickrolling?
According to Wikipedia, Rickrolling “is a prank and an Internet meme involving an unexpected appearance of the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The meme is a type of bait and switch using a disguised hyperlink that leads to the music video. The victims, believing that they are accessing some unrelated material, are said to have been rickrolled. The trend has extended to disruptive or humorous appearances of the song in other situations, such as a live appearance of Astley himself in the 2008 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.”
While there are debates about the origin of Rickrolling, it is believed that it may have began on the controversial message board known as 4chan under the term “duckrolling.” The moderator had replaced the word “egg” with “duck” and when “eggroll” was used on the site it turned to “duckroll” which changed any photo to a photo of a duck on wheels. Rickroll is believed to be a variant of the prank.