There’s pouring salt in the wound, and then there’s what Aaron Judge did Saturday night.
The New York Yankees slugger went 2-for-4 with a first-inning homer in his team’s 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park. The Yankees’ victory evened the series at one game apiece.
And on his way out of the stadium after the game, Judge blasted Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” from a mini boombox as he walked by Boston’s clubhouse.
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Now, that’s gamesmanship.
Sure, the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry always will be known for on-field brawls, brutally long games and hatred between the fan bases. But stunts like the one Judge pulled Saturday night are really what the rivalry has been missing.
The team’s official Twitter account even joined in on the Sinatra references.
The two teams square off Monday night in New York in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. First pitch at Yankee Stadium is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. ET.
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