Despite the Tampa Bay Rays absolutely punking the New York Yankees in every way imaginable during the 2020 season, it was Kevin Cash’s side that ended up being the laughingstock when all was said and done.
After defeating the Yankees and Astros in the AL, the Rays managed to knot up the World Series against the Dodgers at 2-2.
Then, down 3-2, they went to their best starter in Blake Snell to hopefully force a Game 7. And it was looking pretty damn promising. The left-hander was untouchable. Across 5.1 innings of work, he allowed zero runs and two hits … but apparently one of those hits was too much for the Rays to handle, even though Snell was about to face three batters who were 0-for-6 against him.
But how dare they let him pitch three times through the order!
Cash removed Snell after the left-hander allowed a single, and then all hell broke loose. The Dodgers destroyed Nick Anderson, the Rays relinquished the lead, and the Dodgers never looked back. They won that game 3-1 and the World Series 4-2. And the trolling of the Rays for taking out Snell after a lone single just will not stop.
Blake Snell took part in trolling the Rays on Twitter.
On National Roast Day (that’s a thing?), the Wendy’s official Twitter account called on users to request their own customized roast.
For some reason, the Rays Twitter account obliged, apparently not knowing how easy it would be. Maybe they figured the Wendy’s social media manager wasn’t all that into baseball. Well, they were wrong.
That spice is off the charts. You do not want that heat from the nuggets, Rays fans. Snell will gladly take it, though.
This isn’t the first time the former Cy Young winner took a shot at his former team. Shortly after he was traded to the Padres earlier this offseason, he spoke to the media when the deal became official, and talked about how he was excited to get an opportunity to go a third time through the batting order and “really challenge” himself.
Yup, and remember how there was supposedly no bad blood between Snell and the organization for that fateful decision? People really thought a competitor of his caliber was going to be OK with the Rays neutering their best players in the name of scripting each game because of math?
He clearly wasn’t. Now he’s across the country, in an entirely different league, on a top contender, and letting his former employer hear it.