Rays call out Yankees on Twitter for being ‘petty’
The Tampa Bay Rays called out the New York Yankees on Twitter Thursday for being “petty.”
Gary Sanchez got the Yankees’ scoring started against the Baltimore Orioles with an RBI double in the first. He followed that up with a solo home run in the sixth. After his homer, the Yankees boasted about the dinger with a tweet. Of course, you’ll notice the way the Yankees boasted was with a quote downplaying Sanchez’s ability.
"Gary Sanchez isn't a home run hitter." pic.twitter.com/aoBh4SYD8J
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 15, 2017
The quote actually was something Rays first baseman Logan Morrison said in protest of Sanchez being selected for the Home Run Derby over him this summer.
The Rays’ Twitter account saw the tweet and responded by calling the Yankees “petty.”
Imagine having the ability to reach 2.7 million people and using it to be this petty. https://t.co/7W44zbwezM
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 15, 2017
In fairness, the Yankees saw a good opportunity and took their shot. And then the Rays shamed them for it.