Curious as to the reaction, I hunted down a Royals blog and checked out the comments. In there, I found this exchange, which is as hilarious as it is tasteless:
MARINER FAN: Seriously...this is like the US Cavalry giving a small pox blankets to the Native Americans. My condolences.
ROYAL FAN #1: To be fair, It’s like giving the blanket after the village is already infected. Is one more crappy SS even going to matter at this point?
ROYAL FAN #2: Yeah, it's more like, while they're dying of small pox, you kick them in the nads.
I'll be giggling about this for a while. Ashamedly, but definitely.