Indians troll Red Sox on Twitter after eliminating them in ALDS
The Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox Monday night, closing out the ALDS series with a 4-3 victory at Fenway Park.
If it wasn’t bad enough for Red Sox Nation that the loss in their home ballpark unceremoniously sent David Ortiz into retirement, Cleveland’s official Twitter account trolled Boston by dredging up talk about sign-stealing earlier in the series.
Shortly after Game 3 was in the books, the Indians took to Twitter and posted the following photograph of Fenway’s iconic scoreboard.
Couldn’t steal this sign, so just took a picture of it. #RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/BCRxZ0DXkj
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) October 11, 2016
As noted, there were whispers that perhaps the Indians got a read on signs after they hammered Rick Porcello in a Game 1 victory, battering the Red Sox starter for three home runs and five runs total in 4 1/3 inning in a 5-4 victory.
No member of the Red Sox explicitly accused the Indians of stealing signs. But when trying to explain Porcello’s rough start afterward, Red Sox pitching coach Carl Willis said, “Yeah, you never know” when the notion of sign-stealing by Cleveland was suggested.
In the end, it was likely much ado about nothing. But the Indians weren’t about to let the subtle accusation slide without a bid of social media trolling before moving on to an ALCS match-up with the Toronto Blue Jays.