The greatest rivalry in sports was on display via Twitter on Tuesday, as the New York Yankees responded to Boston in a perfect manner.
On this day in 2004, the Boston Red Sox sparked their historic come-from-behind series win against the New York Yankees and, as expected, they’re treating it like a holiday.
Early Tuesday morning, Boston’s Twitter account published a video of Kevin Millar’s famous walk against Mariano Rivera, Dave Robers clutch steal and the game-tying hit in Game 4.
It initiated the only comeback from down three-games-to-none in a best-of-seven postseason series in baseball history, so of course, they made the world remember the moment:
Today's basically a holiday… pic.twitter.com/yQSXabnY1t
— Red Sox (@RedSox) October 17, 2017
Just one thing they forgot: trolling a team that has advanced past you in the current postseason isn’t the brightest ideas. And the Yankees made that clear.
Ah, work day for us. Game time is 5:08pm, if you're not busy.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 17, 2017
While Boston is celebrating postseason moments from 13 years ago, New York is preparing to take on the Houston Astros in ALCS Game 4 at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox were bumped by the latter in four games in the ALDS.
Hopefully, next year’s playoffs won’t have baseball’s greatest rivalry fall into a Twitter war but instead, see them square off with the American League Pennant on the line. Until then, the Red Sox will have to swallow the loss taken in both the ALDS and this legendary Tweet job by the Yankees.