Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/19/12
There's a lot blame to pass around for the New York Yankee pathetic showing in the four-game sweep by the Detroit Tigers in the American league Championship Series. You can start with the team's lack of offense or any kind of spunk in the lineup but, if you ask the Yankees players — specifically one — they lost because they never recovered from all the heckling and booing at Yankee Stadium in Game 2. According to Mike Harper of the New York Daily News, an unnamed player privately made a far more indicting observation: that the ballclub was affected by the hostility from the fans at Yankee Stadium last weekend. "I really think the booing spooked a lot of the guys," the (unnamed) player said.  "A lot of the guys hadn't been booed before, and they couldn't believe how nasty it got in the stands," Nick Swisher — who already shot back at the fans for blaming him for Derek Jeter's injury and sending nasty tweets about his wife — could be a suspect, but he isn't the only "sensitive"
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