George Steinbrenner Flipped Off Red Sox After 2003 ALCS, Kevin Millar Says

by NESN Staff

August 25, 2015

George Steinbrenner apparently knew how to add insult to injury.

Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar was on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday, and he told a story about something the late New York Yankees owner did after his team’s victory over the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series. Boston obviously was crushed, but Steinbrenner apparently didn’t care.

?Everyone?s crying and sad in the locker room,? Millar said, per the New York Post. ?We go get on the bus, and there?s two middle fingers by the senior, and I?m like, ?What just happened?? That?s rude, that?s mean, our feelings are already hurt and you just flipped us off. There?s no rivalry here, you?ve got 27 rings, you guys aren?t sharing.?

The Red Sox got their revenge the very next year when they came back from being down 3-0 to win the 2004 ALCS against the Yankees before winning their first World Series in 86 years. Millar said that’s the reason they can laugh at Steinbrenner’s supposed antics now.

?You look back on it now, it?s hilarious,? Millar said. ?That?s funny. Back then? I think we all wanted to jump out and choke somebody out. … (He was saying) go back to Boston, I am No. 1.?

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@BaseballQuotes1

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