Outside of the typical list of greatest moments in a person’s life, few other moments are as satisfying as seeing your favorite team win a championship.
In fact, the only other moment that even comes close to that winning feeling is when you get the chance to troll the teams who weren’t as fortunate.
That’s why this MLB team’s fans bought a billboard outside of another team’s stadium for the sole purpose of trolling them.
After winning the World Series in 2018, the Boston Red Sox were faced with the daunting task of a complete rebuild.
They had talented pieces in place, but were unlikely to keep them all on board over the next few years, so with one of the worst farm systems in baseball, the Red Sox opted to undergo a complete rebuild.
That new direction caused them to part ways with some of their most talented players, including 2018 MLB MVP Mookie Betts.
Ultimately, the Red Sox traded Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers for what were, and still are, pennies on the dollar, a fact that still doesn’t sit well with Boston fans to this day.
After the Betts trade, the Dodgers went on to win the World Series for the first time since 1988, and are now poised to be a favorite to win it all for years to come.
And despite the fact that it’s now been five months since the Dodgers won the World Series, and with a new season is right around the corner, Dodgers fans don’t seem intent on ending their celebration anytime soon.
In fact, to show that they’re still riding on cloud nine, a group of Dodgers fans recently purchased a billboard right outside of Fenway Park to tell the Red Sox “Thank You For Mookie Betts.”
This billboard can be found at 60–62 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215 RIGHT NEXT to Fenway Park. pic.twitter.com/WQSygsAxbn
— Pantone 294 (@Pantone294) March 22, 2021
There’s no denying that buying a billboard outside of a team’s stadium to thank them for gifting you a star player that helped you win a championship is an expert level troll.
But as is often the case, there’s a little more to the story.
Back in 2019, the year after the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers to win the World Series, Red Sox fans bought their own billboard outside of LA’s stadium to help remind them what the World Series trophy looks like.
That ain’t right pic.twitter.com/m6IRgmLdQR
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) July 12, 2019
Red Sox fans may have struck first, but Dodgers fans certainly had the last laugh – for now, at least.
Hopefully, the Red Sox can complete their rebuild sooner rather than later and actually let this rivalry play out on the field over the next few years.
Of all the major professional sports leagues, the MLB could certainly benefit most from this sort of back-and-forth.
All we can do now is wait and hope there’s more to come from this rivalry.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.