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Giancarlo Stanton Newsbeat

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Giancarlo Stanton’s first postseason with the Yankees was a disappointing dud

Giancarlo Stanton stood at the plate with a chance to rewrite the narrative of his first year with the New York Yankees. It was the bottom of the ninth, the Yankees were on the brink of postseason elimination and he represented the tying run.

A homer here? He could forget about all those boos after strikeouts in April and May, because the people in Yankee Stadium sure would. A homer here? He’d be a Yankees legend already. He’d be the guy who saved their season when it looked like the Boston Red Sox were about to send the Yankees packing in the American League Division Series.

Boston closer Craig Kimbrel had looked erratic thus far. Stanton, who hadn’t had much luck against Kimbrel in his career, had a chance to rewrite that too. The Yankees were down 4-1 and Aaron Judge had started the inning with a walk. Didi Gregorius followed with a single. All of a sudden, the Yankees had a swinging chance. And Stanton was certainly a guy who could hit one out of Yankee Stadium. Stanton hit 38 homers in 2018, 20 of them coming at home. This was possible.

Rationally, I know this is intellectually dubious in nature- as someone who thinks the trade that got him to the Yankees was similarly intellectually dubious, on the other hand…..

QLE Posted: October 10, 2018 at 06:11 AM | 53 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, yankees

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Red Sox fan hits Giancarlo Stanton with thrown back home run ball

When you catch a visiting team’s home run you are supposed to throw it right back. It is a sort of rite of passage for some fans. Sure, you just caught a home run, a once-in-a-lifetime-experience, but the home run was not from your team. Instead of giving to the kid next to you, you throw it back.

Typically thrown balls back result in some cheers and a nice camera shoutout. For a Boston Red Sox fan, it resulted in an ejection.

During Saturday’s 8-5 win against the Red Sox, New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton extended the team’s home run record with a blast into the Green Monster seats. The fan on the receiving end of the towering blast elected to throw it right back. Unfortunately for the fan, the ball nailed Stanton as he was rounding second base.

Of course, this whole issue would be moot if the fan would just do the sensible thing and keep the ball, but it seems that this sort of unwritten rule nonsense keep growing every year, so…..

QLE Posted: September 30, 2018 at 09:46 AM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: fans, giancarlo stanton, throwing

 

 

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