BOSTON – The Rays beat the Red Sox, 2-1, Monday night at Fenway Park behind another dominating performance by reigning Cy Young winner David Price and a controversial eighth-inning call by homeplate umpire Jerry Meals. The loss dropped the Sox a half game behind the Rays in the American League East.
After the game, the teams’ official Twitter accounts got involved in the battle. The Rays fired the opening salvo with:
The Red Sox responded with:
Don't worry @raysbaseball we look forward to seeing you in Tampa in September for our home games at the Trop.— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) July 30, 2013
Although, that last one seems to have been deleted from the account’s timeline.
Even the teams’ fans got involved, including basketball analyst Dick Vitale, perhaps the Rays’ best known fan:
Stop whining Red Sox Nation & accept that ur Sox will finish behind our Rays despite having a BIG PAYROLL @DAVIDprice14 owns Sox @ Fenway— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) July 30, 2013
Even Sox principal owner was on Twitter after the game. Although, his message was more just stating a fact, rather than taking part in the tweet-off:
A 2-game impact— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) July 30, 2013
We think it was all in good fun, though. Right?