Meet Jared Macchirole: The New Jeffrey Maier in New York
We already touched on how the Yankees had both a Jeffrey Maier and Steve Bartman moment in Game 4 of the ALCS. Well leave it to the New York papers to take all of 15 minutes to find out the life story for the perp. By the third inning, we knew where the new Maier went to elementary school, what his favorite color was, and his current dating status. OK, maybe not that much, but we did find out that the obnoxious kid’s name is Jared Macchirole and that he’s a 20-year-old from Queens who attends Penn State.
Macchirole apparently played baseball in high school for Archbishop Molloy and has a pretty decent swing. His actions on Tuesday night have already inspired a Facebook group with the tagline “This kid makes all Yankee fans look like scum.” I agree completely. The worst part is Macchirole denied making any gestures towards Nelson Cruz after the home run was hit, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. Maybe Macchirole needs to see his own video tape:
Amazingly the Maier and Bartman repeats weren’t the only poor displays by the Yankees fans on Tuesday night. Awful Announcing caught some fan trying to dump beer on Cal Ripken and the TBS pregame set. Real classy huh?