One of HBT’s Philadelphia operatives sent me an email over the weekend to tell me that he saw a t-shirt at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night which read as follows:
Not sure if it said “resistance is futile” or anything else clever on the bottom, but I’m not sure it needed to. By far the best t-shirt I’ve heard of at a ballpark this year. It’s so full of win that I’d wear it despite the fact that I’m a Braves guy.
UPDATE: I’m told that the shirt is the product of Zoo With Roy and can be purchased here. Hats off, ZWR. Awesome shirt.
The Pawtucket Red Sox, obviously the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox, have come up with an interesting promotion for the weekend of May 5 and 6, when they host the Yankees’ Triple-A team from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
This, of course, references last week’s benches-clearing fracas between the Red Sox and Yankees that involved Joe Kelly and Tyler Austin. Kelly slid hard into second base, which upset Brock Holt. The benches emptied as the two jawed at each other, but no punches were thrown. Later in the game, Kelly threw at Austin and the benches emptied again. Punches were thrown this time and both players were given suspensions.
The major league Red Sox visit the Yankees May 8-10. As far as we’re aware, people named Joe or Kelly are allowed to attend.