You'd almost think Cody Ross and Will Middlebrooks pissed on home plate at Fenway or something last night. Both were watching the Yankees/Tigers game and both tweeted their amazement/admiration for Raul Ibanez's ninth-inning home run.
And parts of Red Sox Nation lost their collective mind.
Last night, Ross tweeted, simply:
Middlebrooks was even more effusive:
This is simply insane... #raul
Raul Ibanez is the St Louis Cardinals funneled into one man.
How dare they!
Alex B, a Boston native now living in Ft. Lauderdale, tweeted at Middlebrooks:
Life is norhing without loyalty. Hope Sox shitcan u
And then to both Middlebrooks and Ross:
hmm odd how real Red Sox like Pedey and Papi aren't on the yankees jock like you two
I am a baseball fan. Sorry
Just lost half my followers Smh
Since I've ruffled so many feathers tonight lets stay with the trend and tell me who's going to win the election?
Middlebrooks also replied:
??? For watching baseball? lmao get a life RT @abart76: @middlebrooks Life is norhing without loyalty. Hope Sox shitcan u
Na man. New rule. We cant watch. Turn off your tv now. RT @IamCodyRoss: I am a baseball fan. Sorry
I love baseball. Love playing. Love watching. Love seeing guys come up clutch in big situations. It's why we all play the game.
Some fans jumped to the players' defense. Take Kevin Daly, who tweeted:
I was born and bred in Boston & have lived & breathed Sox since day 1. But it's OK to be a baseball fan as well.
And Colin Steele:
You guys did nothing wrong. Don’t let a few morons represent the rest of us fans.