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The Rays call out New York Yankees fans on Twitter, but the Yanks come right back at them with something even better.

The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays opened up a three-game series Monday night down in Florida. The Yanks are miles ahead of the Rays in the AL East standings, however, the Rays seemed to have taken the competition off the field and onto the grounds of social media during Monday nights contest.

The Tampa Bay Rays social media team trolled Yankee Fans all over Tropicana Field Monday night, taking pictures of fans wearing Yankee jerseys with the players last name on the back.

Everyone who is a Yankee fan, or a baseball fan in general, knows that the Yankees are old school and don’t put the players’ last names on any of their game jerseys.  The Rays decided to take full advantage of this and have a little fun for themselves.

As the Rays kept posting picture after picture, the Yankees had to get involved and back up their reliable fans down in Tampa Bay.   So the Yankees dug deep into the archives and found a tweet revolving around Tampa Bay ace, Chris Archer.

However, the Yankees have had a history of great comebacks when it comes to social media.  Dating back to Oct. 17, 2017, the Boston Red Sox tweeted a video of Dave Roberts critical stolen base in the 2004 ALCS, as a little anniversary post.

The Yankees response couldn’t be more appropriate for the time and place of the situation, as they were still contending in the playoff run.

Welcome to 21st century baseball! Where in order to have a successful organization, it helps to have a strong social media team as well. Should be interesting to see more comebacks by the Yankees in the near future, because we all know for sure they have something for every team out there.

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