If you haven’t heard of Fetty Wap or his hit single “Trap Queen” then you’re likely perfect bait for the Royals, who are reportedly now fining each other if they don’t include some of the song’s lyrics in their post-game interviews. Speaking of, they’re also baffling at least one local beat reporter.

Before we continue, let’s talk about what the number “1738” means. If the digits aren’t ringing any bells, it’s probably because you either: 1) have yet to come across the video on YouTube (language NSFW) that’s been viewed more than 176 million times since it was uploaded last August, or 2) are not a connoisseur of Remy Martin 1738 cognac, which Fetty Wap refers to as “the finest liquor in the urban district.”

Knowing all this now, makes the following exchanges between Kansas City Star reporter Andy McCullough and players Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas pretty funny.

Twitter quickly informed McCullough what the joke was and he came around to it pretty fast.

So fast, in fact, that he might now be in on it, too.

“If Remy Martin gives endorsement deals to any Royals players, I just want a finder’s fee that covers my credit-card debt,” McCullough told Vice Sports on Wednesday.