The Red Sox-Yankees Twitter war in 8 tweets

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 20:  Andrew Benintendi #16, Mookie Betts #50 and Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 of the Boston Red Sox react after the victory over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on August 20, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrate in the outfield after their victory over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. –Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

After staying relatively insipid for almost the past decade, the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is finally back. But not only are the top two teams in the AL East going at it on the diamond, they’re also taking shots at each other on social media.

Things got started back in June on Global Running Day. To celebrate, Boston shared a video of pinch-runner Dave Roberts’ stealing a critical base in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Yankees in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS. Roberts’ speedy base running arguably saved the Sox from getting swept and sparked their historic World Series run.

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As the race for first place was just starting to heat up, so did the banter. To close out the pair’s second series of the season, New York won two straight games in the Bronx and secured its position as the division leader. The team was not shy about sharing the news on Twitter:

They even took a not-so-subtle jab at the Red Sox outfielders’ classic post-game celebration, tweeting out “Win. Dominate. Repeat.” The original version of that phrase is, of course, “Win. Dance. Repeat.”

Later in July, it was the Red Sox’s turn to adopt one of the Yankees’ catchphrases. When Jackie Bradley Jr. made a sensational home-run robbing catch over the wall, the team’s Twitter account captioned the photos, “All Rise,” which happens to be New York rookie Aaron Judge’s slogan.

But the Yankees aren’t holding back, despite falling to second place in the AL East. After getting pumped up over a comeback win…

…they showed no signs of discouragement upon losing the subsequent game.

For the time being, however, the Red Sox appear to have gotten the last laugh. After beating the Yanks 5-1 on Sunday, they decided to make a little correction to a previous tweet sent out by their rivals.

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The two teams will meet for one last regular-season series, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

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