At 5-8, the New York Yankees have a record as awful as the Chicago Cubs. How embarrassing.
I kid, though, because unlike the Cubs situation, the Yankees haven’t actually performed quite as badly as their record indicates, with a pitching staff that’s been near the top of the league, and an offense that, while terrible, is still miles better than the Cubs.
Still, Yankees fans are getting deeply frustrated, and now that they are permitted back at baseball games, they are expressing that frustration. Last night’s disappointing game had to be stopped for a bit in the 8th inning because the fans were littering the field with their own baseballs:
Fans at Yankee Stadium are throwing baseballs onto the field.
Stop this nonsense and act like adults. pic.twitter.com/Mn8XvyBy7w
— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken) April 17, 2021
Apparently there were a lot more balls being thrown than you could see in the video, based on reactions from those in attendance and the broadcasters describing the scene. Broadcasts will often not show that kind of thing so as to discourage similar future behavior.
The reaction there wasn’t because of some bad call or hostile moment in particular – it was just the natural reaction, apparently, of some of the 10,000 fans in attendance to see the Yankees play the Rays. Query where the heck they got all their own baseball to chuck onto the field in the first place.
I won’t label the entire Yankees fan base with this one, because I reckon most of ’em would also think this was garbage behavior. But I will say, hey, Cubs fans, at least you aren’t alone in your deep early frustration!