Bad enough that The Red Sox continue to disappoint us in 2019, now their most loyal West Coast fans get served with this brutal prank! Talk about insult to injury!

You can watch the carnage unfold above from the official Twitter account of The San Diego Padres. Right at the chorus of a seemingly good-natured 'Sweet Caroline' sing along...

BOOM! There. It. Is.

None other than the music video of the infamous 1987 pop hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up' by Rick Astley.

I have to give their public relations department credit for a well executed burn.

The fact that it was played EXACTLY at the right time, in the middle of the 8th inning, displays a certain level of forethought and professionalism.

However, being that JD Martinez had just struck out with the tying runs on base?  The Astley infused pain inflicted seemed a bit excessive at that point, I must admit.

You stay classy San Diego.

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