When Big Papi erupts, other teams take notice. Or at least the Tampa Bay Rays do.
A day after David Ortiz obliterated a dugout telephone, the Rays poked a little fun at the Red Sox slugger's antics. Here was the message sent via the team's Twitter account.
WANTED: Steel alloy telephone with Kevlar cord. Will spare no expense. Must install by Sept. 10.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 28, 2013
For context, the Rays next face off against the Sox at Tropicana Field on September 10th. That date is still a good ways off, so we'll see if the Rays actually do go through with this joke in some form when the two squads next play in Tampa.
The Rays currently hold the lead in the AL East, how the standings look on September 10th could influence whether the organization will choose to remind people of Ortiz's phone smashing faux pas.