The Yankees may be facing a challenging Astros squad in the American League Championship Series, but the New York team hit a home run against the Red Sox on Twitter on Tuesday after Boston lobbed them a pitch right down the middle.
Harking back to the 2004 ALCS, in which the Red Sox beat the Yankees, Boston’s Twitter account posted what turned out to be a pivotal moment in the series — a video of pinch runner Dave Roberts stealing a critical base in Game 4 that helped set up the Sox’ come-from-behind win in the ninth inning.
The caption was the true flaw in the post, however: “Today’s basically a holiday…”
Not missing the opportunity, the Yankees’ Twitter account offered up the perfect retort.
Ah, work day for us. Game time is 5:08pm, if you're not busy.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 17, 2017
“Ah, work day for us,” the tweet read, effectively pointing out that this year it’s the Yankees still in the running to get to the World Series, not the Sox. “Game time is 5:08 p.m. [EDT], if you’re not busy.”
The Internet reacted as one might expect, with a series of GIFs applauding the Yankees’ deft use of the social media platform compared to the Red Sox.
The Red Sox, too, attempted a reply, but it appeared to strike out. The team simply posted the eye-rolling emoji, which set off more Internet reaction.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) October 17, 2017
You walked right into that one.
— Delia Enriquez (@dfiregirl4) October 17, 2017
Happy to take home the win this time, the Yankees didn’t bother responding. They’ll hope for another win later Tuesday when they face the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS. The Astros are currently leading the series, 2-1.
The Red Sox, meanwhile, failed to progress this postseason against the Astros, who beat Boston, 3-1, in their American League divisional series earlier this month. Fans are hoping for better luck on the field — and online — next time . . .