Giancarlo Stanton was far and away the biggest free agency acquisition of the baseball offseason, and not surprisingly, Yankee fans are expecting big things from Stanton and bash brother Aaron Judge for many years to come.
New York is also a tough freakin’ town, and Stanton got his first taste of the Gotham venom in his first ever game at Yankee Stadium after taking striking out 5 times against the Rays, today. It was the first time Stanton had K’d 5 times in a game in his career and Yankee fans celebrated the occasion by booing him all the way back to the dugout. Oh, yeah, the Yankees had a comfortable 9-4 lead at the time of his 5th K, and won the game 11-4. Good god, people.
The pinstripes always look great, but the other half of the equation is the obligation to please an unrelenting fanbase. Watch Gio get a New York welcome in his first game. It ain’t Miami.
More boos for Giancarlo Stanton. This time Michael Kay addresses the Yankees fans booing. pic.twitter.com/8ivtGl327A
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) April 3, 2018