Today’s game at Fenway Park is the first home game for the Red Sox since the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this week. And after the second suspect was caught last night, the game became a ceremony to celebrate Boston, the first responders, and honor the victims (you can see images of the celebration here).
And so, you would think this would be the last place for somebody to take a shot at the attendance for Rays games. But that didn’t stop Peter Gammons, who is no stranger to taking shots at Rays fans.
His latest dig came during a discussion about how well some of the Red Sox new players were bonding with the city of Boston and how they are quickly learning that it is better to be in Boston than “in front of 8,000 [fans] in Tampa.”
Other than the fact Rays haven’t played in front of 8,000 in years and the fact Rays don’t play in Tampa, what is really awful about this comment is that a lot more than 8,000 Rays fans stood and gave Gammons’ city a standing ovation last night.
Here’s the video…