Leave it up to Twitter to ruin a great moment. Earlier tonight, the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in six games to win the 2013 World Series. Almost immediately after the final pitch was thrown, Sox closer Koji Uehara leapt into the arms of David Ortiz to celebrate the accomplishment. It was an embrace that completely encapsulated the melting pot that is baseball, however, some people on the micro-blogging site saw the joyous occasion and the subsequent interviews as an opportunity to get in a dig at the Dominican Ortiz and Japanese Uehara.
Take a look at some of the head-shaking tweets below.
“Instead of a truck they should give Ortiz English lessons”— kk (@KyleKochen) October 31, 2013
That's all that Asian pitcher can say is "Yeeeeh" because he doesn't know english...— Mason Schreiber (@MasonLee03) October 31, 2013
Can't wait to see that Jap on the Red Sox jump up and down awkwardly after the last out #BoSox— Ozymandias (@_TheTrevolution) October 31, 2013
They Got A Pitcher Playing For Them That Can't Speak English My Nigga ??? Whurr They Do That At ???— Mr. Thanksgiving (@STL_Tune) October 31, 2013
Lotta Irishman in Boston, huh!? All these goddamn red beards! Pedroia has a lil Irish in him too, huh? Winning pitcher doesn't speak English— Lester Baptiste (@DrewTheoloneus) October 31, 2013
Fuck the red sox for bringin in a jap— Luke Peterson (@DingersOnly) October 31, 2013