It’s over way too fast for New York Yankees fans.
And rubbing salt in the wound, the Boston Red Sox blasted Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” while celebrating an ALDS clinching 4-3 victory over the hated Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. The Bosox needed just one game over the minimum to advance to the ALCS against Houston.
The choice of playing the iconic song was in response to Aaron Judge cranking it up on his way out of Fenway Park after a New York victory in game 2.
The deciding game had it’s share of drama, as a late Yankees rally fell just short against closer Craig Kimbrel. The hysterics continued long after the final out, too, as New York starter C.C. Sabathia ripped into controversial home plate umpire Angel Hernandez.
Sabathia, who has had an expletive filled run-in with Hernandez earlier this year and after striking out just one batter in three innings of work Tuesday, he gave Hernandez the business again during a post-game rant.
“I don’t think Angel Hernandez should be umpiring playoff games,” Sabathia said to a Sports Illustrated reporter. “He’s absolutely terrible. He was terrible behind the plate today; he’s terrible at first base. It’s amazing how he’s getting a job to umpire in these playoff games. He shouldn’t be anywhere near a playoff game.”
Adding fuel to the already heated Yankees-Red Sox fire, Boston starter Rick Porcello thought the opposite and chastised Sabathia. Throw the ball over the plate CC,” he said to the New York Times. “I thought Angel Hernandez called a good game. You gotta put the ball over the white part of the plate and then you get the strikes called.”
There is never a dull moment in a Boston-New York playoff series.