Red Sox minor league team to troll Tim Tebow at A-Rod-J. Lo ‘engagement party’
The Pawtucket PawSox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, is cooking up some serious trolling for an edition of the team’s “Legendary Fridays” series this upcoming season.
On April 12, the PawSox will throw an “engagement party” for longtime Red Sox villain Alex Rodriguez and pop superstar Jennifer Lopez.
According to an announcement, the PawSox have several themed bits in store for the festivities. Perhaps most amusingly, fans wearing either a Jason Varitek or Bronson Arroyo jersey will be granted free entry into the ballpark, a sly reference to an infamous Red Sox-Yankees game back on July 24, 2004.
On that date, Rodriguez ignited a bench-clearing brawl by mixing it up with Varitek after Arroyo plunked him with a pitch.
On This Date: In 2004, Alex Rodriguez and Jason Varitek began a benches-clearing brawl with some choice words. pic.twitter.com/MEjq1Ec5lW— ESPN (@espn) July 24, 2018
Additionally, Ben Affleck, a native of Cambridge, Mass., and infamously a onetime fiancé of Lopez, has been invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Also, Jennifers will get in free, too.
PawSox to host @RedSox-themed Engagement Party for @AROD & @JLo on April 12 https://t.co/ZPh7XTggT7— PawSox (@PawSox) March 20, 2019
*Fans in Varitek or Bronson Arroyo jerseys get in free
* @BenAffleck has been invited to throw Ceremonial First Pitch
*Jennifers get in free (Yes… All "Jenny's from the block") pic.twitter.com/nR1tPJxIFY
Somehow figuring out a way to pile on to the A-Rod-J. Lo shading, the PawSox also have something special in store should one celebrity minor leaguer make an appearance at the ballpark that night.
The PawSox host the Syracuse Chiefs, a minor-league affiliate of the New York Mets at the Triple-A level. Interestingly, the Mets reassigned Tim Tebow to minor-league camp a little over a week ago, and Triple-A is assumed to be where he lands once the team breaks spring training.
If so, the PawSox will greet Tebow with some troll-level at-bat walk-up music.
#ICYMI: In conjunction with the @RedSox-themed Engagement Party we are throwing for @AROD and @JLo on Friday, April 12, we’ll be playing @MariahCarey’s greatest hits when @TimTebow comes to bat for the @SyracuseMets as a salute to @JLo’s old rival. https://t.co/ZPh7XTggT7 #milb pic.twitter.com/Bl8se2MRr3— PawSox (@PawSox) March 21, 2019
“Celebrating” the engagement of A-Rod and J. Lo and trolling Tebow with some Mariah Carey tunes thrown in for good measure? Sounds like a typically wild and off-the-wall night at a minor-league ballpark.