A Red Sox affiliate is trolling the Yankees with a special promotion

The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees have baseball’s most famous rivalry. And after the latest brawl between the two teams brought the Red Sox vs. the Yankees front and center again, the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate is getting in on the action and spinning the renewed rivalry into an entire weekend of anti-Yankees fun.

The Pawtucket Red Sox — known as the PawSox — announced “Evil Empire Weekend” on Thursday, which will be on May 5 and 6 to celebrate “Star Wars.” And if a Red Sox affiliate is hosting an “Evil Empire Weekend,” you know who the evil empire will be: the Yankees. And it’s the perfect weekend for it, since the PawSox are hosting the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the Yankees. But the PawSox are taking it just a little bit farther for this promotion.

The team is taking its cue from the big league brawl and banning anyone with the name Tyler or Austin from attending, and allowing anyone with the names Joe or Kelly to get in for free. Tyler Austin of the Yankees started the recent bad blood between the teams when he spiked Boston’s Brock Holt on an aggressive slide. That was followed by Joe Kelly throwing at Austin, Austin charging the mound, and the benches clearing.

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Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) slams his bat before charging the mound during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) starts a scrum with Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly (56) during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) is escorted off of the field after a scrum against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) is held back during a scrum against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) starts a scrum with Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly (56) during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Benches clear as Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after fighting with Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees after hitting him with a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Christian Vazquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox tries to hold back Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees as he storms the pitchers mound after being stuck by a pitch thrown by Joe Kelly #56 during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees reacts as he is ejected from the game after being hit by a pitch by Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: From top left, Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees, Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox separate Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox, bottom, from Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees, not pictured, during a fight in the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch from Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox after being struck by a pitch Kelly threw during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Mitch Moreland #18 of the Boston Red Sox, right, works to separate Joe Kelly #56 and Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch from Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: From left, Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox, Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees, Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and Rafael Devers #11 of the Red Sox work to separate a fight involving Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox and Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch thrown by Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Christian Vazquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox tries to hold back Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees as he storms the pitchers mound after being stuck by a pitch thrown by Joe Kelly #56 during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game on April 11, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The play led to a benches clearing argument. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Mitch Moreland #18 of the Boston Red Sox, right, works to separate Joe Kelly #56 and Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch from Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: From left, Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox, Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and Rafael Devers #11 work to separate a fight involving Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox and Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on April 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Austin rushed the mound after being struck by a pitch thrown by Kelly. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The name-banning portion of this promotion is brilliant, but it doesn’t stop with banning Tylers and Austins from the park. According to the PawSox website, admitting to having other Yankees names will lead to other penalties.

In addition, fans who confess to being named Aaron, Gary, Aroldis, Didi, CC, Jacoby, Masahiro, Giancarlo (or Mike) will be charged double the price of a regular ticket. All Yankee fans will, of course, be warmly welcomed.

If you can believe it, the PawSox have even more planned. There will be a dunk tank at the park with a “Yankees fan” inside, and a contest for the fan wearing the best “anti-Yankee” apparel. And no weekend of anti-Yankees festivities would be complete without this:

Highlights from the Red Sox’s historic 2004 ALCS comeback vs. the Yankees will also be shown on the video board throughout the weekend, along with other dramatic Boston conquests from history (of which there are many).

The PawSox have really thought of everything.

The RailRiders host the PawSox just a few days before “Evil Empire Weekend,” and it doesn’t appear that the team has anything planned. But after seeing what the PawSox are doing, the RailRiders might want to consider planning a playful anti-Red Sox weekend of its own.

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Giancarlo Stanton

Former team: Miami Dolphins
2018 team: New York Yankees

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J.D. Martinez

Former team: Arizona Diamondbacks
2018 team: Boston Red Sox

(Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

Marcell Ozuna

Former team: Miami Marlins
2018 team: St. Louis Cardinals

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Ichiro Suzuki

Former team: Miami Marlins
2018 team: Seattle Mariners

(Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)

Jake Arrieta

Former team: Chicago Cubs
2018 team: Philadelphia Phillies

(Photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Neil Walker

Former team: Milwaukee Brewers
2018 team: New York Yankees

(Photo by John Konstantaras/Getty Images)

Evan Longoria

Former team: Tampa Bay Rays
2018 team: San Francisco Giants

(Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Tim Lincecum

Former team: Los Angeles Angels (2016)
2018 team: Texas Rangers

(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Eric Hosmer

Former team: Kansas City Royals
2018 team: San Diego Padres

(Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Yu Darvish

Former team: Los Angeles Dodgers
2018 team: Chicago Cubs

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Gerrit Cole

Former team: Pittsburgh Pirates
2018 team: Houston Astros

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Lorenzo Cain

Former team: Kansas City Royals
2018 team: Milwaukee Brewers

(Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Carlos Santana

Former team: Cleveland Indians
2018 team: Philadelphia Phillies

(Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Wade Davis

Former team: Chicago Cubs
2018 team: Colorado Rockies

(Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Andrew McCutchen

Former team: Pittsburgh Pirates
2018 team: San Francisco Giants

(Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Zack Cozart

Former team: Cincinnati Reds
2018 team: Los Angeles Angels

(Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)

Mike Minor

Former team: Kansas City Royals
2018 team: Texas Rangers

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lucas Duda

Former team: Tampa Bay Rays
2018 Team: Kansas City Royals

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Bryan Shaw

Former team: Cleveland Indians
2018 team: Colorado Rockies

(Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Tommy Hunter

Former team: Tampa Bay Rays
2018 team: Philadelphia Phillies

(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Matt Kemp

Former team: Atlanta Braves
2018 team: Los Angeles Dodgers

(Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Todd Frazier

Former team: New York Yankees
2018 team: New York Mets

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Addison Reed

Former team: Boston Red Sox
2018 team: Minnesota Twins

(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Jay Bruce

Former team: Cleveland Indians
2018 team: New York Mets

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Brandon Morrow

Former team: Los Angeles Dodgers
2018 team: Chicago Cubs

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Steven Souza Jr.

Former team: Tampa Bay Rays
2018 team: Arizona Diamondbacks

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Jake Odorizzi

Former team: Tampa Bay Rays
2018 team: Minnesota Twins

(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Dee Gordon

Former team: Miami Marlins
2018 team: Seattle Mariners

(Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Yangervis Solarte

Former team: San Diego Padres
2018 team: Toronto Blue Jays

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Joakim Soria

Former team: Kansas City Royals
2018 team: Chicago White Sox

(Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Yonder Alonso

Former team: Seattle Mariners
2018 team: Cleveland Indians

(Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Denard Span

Former team: San Francisco Giants
2018 team: Tampa Bay Rays

(Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Freddy Galvis

Former team: Philadelphia Phillies
2018 team: San Diego Padres

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jason Vargas

Former team: Kansas City Royals
2018 team: New York Mets

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Tyler Chatwood

Former team: Colorado Rockies
2018 team: Chicago Cubs

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Aledmys Diaz

Former team: St. Louis Cardinals
2018 team: Toronto Blue Jays

(Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Brandon McCarthy

Former team: Los Angeles Dodgers
2018 team: Atlanta Braves

(Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Stephen Piscotty

Former team: St. Louis Cardinals
2018 team: Oakland Athletics

(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Matt Moore

Former team: San Francisco Giants
2018 team: Texas Rangers

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Andrew Cashner

Former team: Texas Rangers
2018 team: Baltimore Orioles

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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