Love always wins.
The Boston Red Sox?
They win sometimes. But Friday night wasn’t one of those nights. The Sox didn’t just lose to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. They lost in historic fashion. The Jays pounded Boston for 29 hits and 28 runs in a ridiculous 28-5 blowout victory. The 28 runs allowed were the worst in team history and the 28-5 score was the second-largest margin of defeat. Only the 1923 Red Sox, who lost to Cleveland 27-3, can boast (?) that they lost worst.
Unsurprisingly, Boston fans were pretty unhappy with the performance.
FINAL: Blue Jays 28, #RedSox 5
— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 23, 2022
But weren't Wally's antics just adorable?
— Tom Flanagan (@TomFlanaganUSA) July 23, 2022
And Chaim Bloom thinks this team is still capable of doing literally anything.
Guy needs to go.
— ヨルダンプロバンス (Jordan Provencial) (@DuckTheIrishman) July 23, 2022
new low. pic.twitter.com/lmdR4HskDE
— deep fried red sox memes (@deepfriedredsox) July 23, 2022
Perhaps no play encapsulated the Red Sox misery than one by center fielder Jarren Duran in the top of the third inning.
LMAOOOOOOO RED SOX pic.twitter.com/clPUPRVQWI
— CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) July 23, 2022
Boston already trailed 6-0 when Raimel Tapia hit was should have been a fly ball to end the inning and leave the bases loaded. Instead, Duran loses track of the ball and it drops behind. That allowed all three runs to score. But then, Duran seems to refuse to run after the ball at Tapia scampers home for a Little League inside-the-park home run.
Duran said afterward that he didn’t chase the ball because he didn’t want to collide with left fielder Alex Verdugo, who didn’t seem to be anywhere near the play.
It Wasn’t All Bad For Red Sox Fans On Friday Night
While 99 percent of Red Sox fans in attendance were probably pretty miserable, one couple had a moment they’ll remember forever.
This is the first guy ever to propose to his girlfriend during a 25-3 baseball game, according to Elias Sports Bureau and the Guinness Book of World Records pic.twitter.com/Cp1tbYDdTE
— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) July 23, 2022
With the team trailing 25-3, one fan seized the opportunity for an in-game, on-scoreboard proposal. The massive loss must have set quite the mood because it appears the lucky lady said yes.
So the Red Sox may have taken a historic loss, but it’ll always be remembered as a historic win for these two lovebirds.
How can you not be romantic about baseball?