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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