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:
Maybe if the Rays played in an amusement park rather than this joke they’d do better than be last in the majors in attendance
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) October 7, 2013
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