Rays manager Kevin Cash played for Terry Francona on the Red Sox for three seasons and coached alongside Francona with the Indians from 2012-2014. He took the Rays job after leaving the Indians, and since then, Francona has welcomed Cash back to Cleveland by messing with him. In 2015, he played some tame pranks on Cash. Last year, he offered this glowing tribute to Cash’s poor major league stats:
He went even harder this year.
Francona probably already has next year’s prank planned out.