New York Yankees brass thought sufficient of Giancarlo Stanton that they agreed to pay him between $25-$32 million yearly for the subsequent decade. Some Yankees followers thought sufficient of Stanton to truly boo him Tuesday throughout his first residence recreation within the Bronx. By no means change, guys. By no means, ever change.
Stanton, who together with Aaron Decide includes one of the fearsome slugging tandems in current reminiscence, was objectively terrible on the plate throughout his first recreation in pinstripes, putting out 5 occasions for the primary time in his profession. And this can be a man who strikes out so much (163 final yr).
He’s additionally a man who mashes dingers so majestic and superior even probably the most hardened of hearts heat. Stanton notched fifty nine final yr to go together with 132 RBIs and a 1.007 OPS.
Briefly, he’s good.
Anybody paying consideration shouldn’t be stunned Yankees followers did this. I’ve personally witnessed them reign down boos throughout Game 2 of an American League Championship Collection and it virtually broke my Midwestern sensibilities right into a thousand items. However let’s be exact right here.
We shouldn’t be stunned that some followers — a really small proportion — did this. A overwhelming majority of Yankees followers have been both at residence and out of the rain or clever sufficient to not razz the franchise’s future based mostly on 5 at-bats.
The actual disgrace right here isn’t the boos, it’s stealing the main target from what’s actually necessary concerning the new Stanton-in-New York period: John Sterling’s horrible residence run name. Now we’re in a state of affairs the place a Giancarlo longball and a Giancarlo strikeout supply equally unpalatable responses from the loudest mouths on the stadium.
Horrible news within the three true outcomes age.
How did it ever come to this?