In the bottom of the 4th inning Ben Zobrist hit a foul ball that hit the B-ring behind home plate. Despite the fact that Jarrod Saltalamacchia caught the ball Zobrist at bat was prolonged as the ground rules call for any ball hitting the B-Ring in foul territory being ruled a dead ball.

Some fans were notably upset by the ruling and noted their objections on Twitter but one tweet in particular came as a surprise as it came from the reputable Peter Gammons who took the opportunity to trash Tropicana Field and bring up the lack of attendance:


You’d think that someone of Gammons stature wouldn’t stoop to this level but the Red Sox love is hard to wash away – I guess