Originally written on Reading Between The Seams  |  Last updated 10/20/14

An unidentified Yankee blamed the ALCS sweep on the crowd booing them
I’m not sure what is worse, the Yanks bats, or their excuses now. First, Nick Swisher complained about the booing, now according to NYDailyNews’ John Harper, a Yankee player said privately that the booing really got the best of the players. Being booed at home is one thing, but how would this explain their putrid hitting in Detroit then? Here is an excerpt from the NYDailyNews.com from the unidentified Yankee player.
One Yankee players said privately after Game 4: “I really think the booing spooked a lot of guys. A lot of guys hadn’t been booed before, and they couldn’t believe how nasty it got in the stands.”
“A lot of guys were talking about it in the clubhouse,” he said. “I was surprised by how much it bothered them. I really don’t think they ever recovered.”

Alex Rodriguez also commented on the ugly Yankee playoff performance, but seemed like he was just defending himself.


“You can take one guy,’’ A-Rod said, referring to himself, “and say, ‘Let’s blame him, let’s get him, put the coffin on him, knock his ass out.’ But at the end of the day I felt the wind was sucked out of us the last two weeks.”


Is this the start of Armageddon in Yankee land?





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4 Comments:
  • Yankee fans have become the worst in baseball.The ugly boo'ing of their own players makes 'em look like selfish,spoiled children with the manners of barnyard animals.They gave the team ZERO SUPPORT but jumped to their feet to BOO at every opportunity.Ugly behavior.Incredibly,they actually expect the players to be LOYAL to the fans and want to WIN FOR THEM.How frickin' stupid is THAT?

    Boo'ing their own is counter productive.It demoralizes the players,makes them cynical towards the fans,embarrasses the city and OTHER YANKEE FANS,The only purpose it could possibly serve is to give loud mouthed,brainless,spoiled a-holes an opportunity to be themselves - at EVERYONE else's expense.

    No doubt,the elitist Steinbrenner Stadium has something to do with this phenomenon.Yankee Stadium was rowdy,and yes,sometimes there was boo'ing [not good then either].But the fans put MOST of their energy into supporting the team,not demoralizing them.Well,it's too mch to expect the stadium to be torn down.But the team should be tron down to the ground.Stop trying to fill the seats by signing older big name players and load the roster with kids.Spend two or three seasons LOSING.FORCE the fans to grow some patience and appreciation for what these guys do.Then,maybe,we'll get another generation of greats like the team of the 90's...and fans who actually deserve them.
  • Yankee fans have become the worst in baseball.The ugly boo'ing of their own players makes 'em look like selfish,spoiled children with the manners of barnyard animals.They gave the team ZERO SUPPORT but jumped to their feet to BOO at every opportunity.Ugly behavior.Incredibly,they actually expect the players to be LOYAL to the fans and want to WIN FOR THEM.How frickin' stupid is THAT?

    Boo'ing their own is counter productive.It demoralizes the players,makes them cynical towards the fans,embarrasses the city and OTHER YANKEE FANS,The only purpose it could possibly serve is to give loud mouthed,brainless,spoiled a-holes an opportunity to be themselves - at EVERYONE else's expense.

    No doubt,the elitist Steinbrenner Stadium has something to do with this phenomenon.Yankee Stadium was rowdy,and yes,sometimes there was boo'ing [not good then either].But the fans put MOST of their energy into supporting the team,not demoralizing them.Well,it's too mch to expect the stadium to be torn down.But the team should be torn down to the ground.Stop trying to fill the seats by signing older big name players and load the roster with kids.Spend two or three seasons LOSING.FORCE the fans to grow some patience and appreciation for what these guys do.Then,maybe,we'll get another generation of greats like the team of the 90's...and fans who actually deserve them.
  • Yankee fans have become the worst in baseball.The ugly boo'ing of their own players makes 'em look like selfish,spoiled children with the manners of barnyard animals.They gave the team ZERO SUPPORT but jumped to their feet to BOO at every opportunity.Ugly behavior.Incredibly,they actually expect the players to be LOYAL to the fans and want to WIN FOR THEM.How frickin' stupid is THAT?

    Boo'ing their own is counter productive.It demoralizes the players,makes them cynical towards the fans,embarrasses the city and OTHER YANKEE FANS,The only purpose it could possibly serve is to give loud mouthed,brainless,spoiled a-holes an opportunity to be themselves - at EVERYONE else's expense.

    No doubt,the elitist Steinbrenner Stadium has something to do with this phenomenon.Yankee Stadium was rowdy,and yes,sometimes there was boo'ing [not good then either].But the fans put MOST of their energy into supporting the team,not demoralizing them.Well,it's too mch to expect the stadium to be torn down.But the team should be torn down to the ground.Stop trying to fill the seats by signing older big name players and load the roster with kids.Spend two or three seasons LOSING.FORCE the fans to grow some patience and appreciation for what these guys do.Then,maybe,we'll get another generation of greats like the team of the 90's...and fans who actually deserve them.
  • The fans "spooked" the players.Really?? Thats right, blame your collective collapse on the fans.I wonder if the fans spit on the players as well.
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