Indians troll Jose Bautista after clinching series
The Cleveland Indians punched their ticket to the World Series on Wednesday by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 in Game 5 of the ALCS, and they were in a saucy mood afterwards.
One particular Indians player decided to troll outspoken Jays outfielder, Jose Bautista.
A pair of Cowboy boots was just held up in clubhouse. "Sign em and send em to Joey Bats!!!" an Indians player I cannot identify yelled.
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) October 19, 2016
Someone in mob of players yelled at Merritt: "Were you shaking in your boots?!"
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) October 19, 2016
Then Jose Ramirez went on Twitter to say something similar:
#ShakingBoots are going to the #WorldSeries!!!!! #RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/dOEQW7nc0c
— Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) October 19, 2016
So did Trevor Bauer:
Happy birthday! Headed to the World Series!! #LetsGoTribe !!!! pic.twitter.com/wIf35qt2zK
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) October 20, 2016
And Corey Kluber:
Shakin' in his boots pic.twitter.com/jYr6W4N6Xt
— Corey Kluber (@CKluber) October 20, 2016
Bautista was the most productive Jays hitter on Wednesday, as he went 2-for-4 with a double in the game. However, his team was blanked and failed to score a run, even allowing Indians starter Ryan Merritt to shut them out over 4.1 innings.
Why was that significant?
Well, you may recall that after Toronto won Game 4 to avoid elimination, Bautista tried intimidating the Indians rookie pitcher with these comments.
This was essentially Merritt and Cleveland’s “How you like dem apples” response.