The Boston Red Sox were on the receiving end of an epic troll job by ESPN.
It is well known that the Red Sox hold a rivalry with the New York Yankees that has being going on for decades and is still very much active.
Derek Jeter is a Yankees icon, a man who played with the franchise from 1995 to 2014 and earned many hitting records, including (and especially) in the playoffs.
What does ESPN have to do with all this?
The sports broadcasting network placed an ad for Jeter’s upcoming mini series called “The Captain”… outside Fenway Park, the home of the Red Sox.
“This is currently outside of Fenway Park. GO YANKEES. #TheCaptain. Shout out to ESPN marketing for the placement,” Randy Wilkins, a filmmaker behind the production, tweeted, with a picture to prove it.
— Randy Wilkins (@pamsson) July 4, 2022
Can The Red Sox Enjoy “The Captain”?
The Captain is actually a documentary, divided in seven parts, which will begin airing in ESPN on July 18.
That’s right before the All-Star Game, which is really fitting because Jeter was an absolute star.
One vote away from being inducted to the Hall of Fame unanimously, Jeter slashed .310/.377/.440 over a brilliant career that included five World Series rings and several other accolades.
He hit 260 home runs, a lot for someone who was clearly not a slugger; and stole 358 bases without being a true burner.
He could hit with the best of them, had some power, won Gold Gloves, and was a star in postseason play.
Oh, and the Red Sox are the team he homered against the most, with 26.
We are not sure if many Red Sox fans will actually watch “The Captain”, but it was a nice try by ESPN anyway.