Rays threw funny shade at Red Sox on Twitter over controversial game
For better or for worse, the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays had a memorable matchup on Tuesday, and that extended into social media as well.
Tampa’s 3-2 win over Boston was marred by an eighth-inning incident where the Rays made a series of confusing and unconventional substitutions that threw off the umpires and caused a roughly 20-minute delay. When play finally resumed, the Red Sox posted a sarcastic tweet featuring the famous GIF of elderly Rose from the movie “Titanic” saying, “It’s been 84 years.”
PLAY BALL!!! pic.twitter.com/NIvUb3lKei
— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 24, 2019
In response, the Rays referenced The Curse of the Bambino by saying that they “thought 86 years was more [Boston’s] thing.” The Red Sox, of course, went 86 years without winning a World Series between 1918 and 2004.
thought 86 years was more your thing?
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 24, 2019
Granted, the Rays have yet to win a World Series in 21 years of existence, while the Red Sox have won four of them in just the last 15 years alone.
In any case, Boston manager Alex Cora was certainly not laughing about the whole thing.