Wetbutt23 and KatyPerrysBootyHole: The Reddit users who scooped the baseball world in Quintana-to-Cubs trade


Wednesday night around 9 p.m., a rumor, just like any other run-of-the-mill rumor, started climbing on the front page of the White Sox subreddit.

User KatyPerrysBootyHole posted this cryptic message “Hey, take this with a grain of salt, but I heard from a friend who’s brothers [sic] friend works for the cubs (sounds like bulls**t I know), that Q is going to the cubs in exchange for 4 players. Has anyone heard anything similar?”

Not surprisingly, many Redditors expressed their disbelief with comments like, “Highly doubtful,” “No way it’s this far along, the Cubs aren’t even being spoken of as contenders for Q right now,” and “This is a bluff. Hahn and Theo are working together to get Brinson out of Milwaukee. Oldest trick in the book…  source: my GUT.”

But then, KatyPerrysBootyHole’s source, wetbutt23 joined the thread to confirm. “4 prospects. No pros. Players were meeting with doctors and will be official tonight or tomorrow.”

Redditors pushed him for details, and asked for some support to his credibility. All the community got in return was this, “I was just told that the trade was agreed to this morning. And the players were doing physicals and what not. Could have been before game, I am not 100% on the timeline of the physicals… There is no need for credibility of the interweb!! Haha I don’t know what I can even provide. Someone told me something, I took it for what it was worth.”

The White Sox subreddit debated into the early morning whether or not wetbutt23 could be believed, but when the news of the trade became official, people changed their tunes:

“wetbutt23… you are my new oracle.”

“I have no other choice but to believe wetbutt is Theo Epstein.”

“wetbutt23 is Rick Hahn and he’s placing trade rumors in various MLB subreddits…”

And perhaps the most true comment of them all, “Always have faith in Katy Perry’s Butthole, guise [sic]. Always.”

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