Red Sox and Rays engage in Twitter war

Tropicana Field has become Fenway South in recent years, complete with the crappy sight lines. Credit: Getty Images
Tropicana Field has become Fenway South in recent years, complete with the crappy sight lines. Credit: Getty Images

Team Twitter accounts are typically more conservative than Jim Nantz at Sunday brunch. They rarely say anything other than basic stats about their team (all positive) and attempt to drive up ticket sales.

But @RedSox and @RaysBaseball made things interesting Monday night. Coming off a dramatic game in which the Sox got squeezed (a blown call at home by umpire Jerry Meals), tensions were running high between the two AL East rivals. Tampa had just grabbed the division lead from the Red Sox and lived to tweet about it. @RaysBaseball had this to say about the AL East altering victory:

RaysBaseball: Dear @RedSox scoreboard operator – your standings are wrong. Yours truly, @RaysBaseball.

@RedSox, an account which 99.9 percent of the time tweets out things like: “A great stretch for baseball. Get #RedSox Mariners tix until 3pm @ http://redsox.com/tickets or Gate E 5:40pm pic.twitter.com/CTYQHzHvsx” quickly responded with a tremendous retort:

“Don’t worry @raysbaseball we look forward to seeing you in Tampa in September for our home games at the Trop.”

Translation: Your fans suck and don’t show up to your games, and we have a crusty batch of retirees living in and around St. Petersburg who will gobble up those tickets faster than you can say ‘”Steinbrenner.”

Follow Metro Boston sports editor and columnist Matt Burke on Twitter @BurkeMetroBOS


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Police seek mother of slain 11-year-old on involuntary…

Police are seeking the mother of an 11-year-old girl who was accidentally shot to death by her 2-year-old brother two weeks ago on involuntary manslaughter…

Local

Chestnut Hill College student found dead Wednesday morning

A 22-year-0ld Chestnut Hill College student was found dead this morning inside a college dormitory, police said.

International

Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea Wednesday, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

News

Explosions in new Boston Marathon bomb panic, 'twisted'…

A fresh Boston Marathon terror alert, which caused Bomb Squad officers to order an evacuation while two controlled explosions were carried out, was today being…

Books

Becoming friends with New York City's oldest known…

"The Life and Times of Richard Musto" tells the story, through a poem, of the oldest known homeless man in New York City.

Going Out

Get down and dirty at these neighborhood dives

Philly's got its share of innovative gastropubs and seen-and-be-seen drinking establishments with inventive cocktails served in mason jars. But sometimes we just want a shot…

Movies

Interview: Johnny Depp says he looks like himself,…

Johnny Depp talks about his new sci-fi thriller "Transcendence," not wearing gaudy makeup and wigs for a change and how he's a bit of a Luddite.

Movies

Review: 'Heaven is for Real' tries to be…

The mega-bestseller "Heaven is for Real" becomes a movie that tries to portray wrestling with faith — or at least it tries to try.

NHL

Top 5 Philadelphia storylines for Flyers-Rangers

The slate is clean for the Flyers and the Rangers. Which is good news for the Flyers.

U.S. Soccer

Andrew Wenger has big shoes to fill on…

Lancaster County native Andrew Wenger will feel pressure to fill the shoes of departer forward Jack McInerney.

NBA

NBA Power Rankings: Are the Spurs frauds? Could…

NBA Power Rankings: Are the Spurs frauds? Could the Mavericks surprise?

NBA

Sixers, Michael Carter-Williams give fans a happy ending…

The 2013-14 season for the 76ers has nearly come to a close.

Tech

5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.

Wellbeing

Cognitive skills begin to drop at age 24

But the news isn't all that bad.

Career

How to get a job at a startup:…

We talked to Tarek Pertew, one of the co-founders behind Uncubed, about how to get your dream job at a startup.

Parenting

The 'smartest' summer camps across the country

See a list of summer camps across the country that emphasis learning, while still being fun.