Yankees troll Red Sox with clubhouse music after eliminating Boston from AL East
The New York Yankees have added more to fuel to what is already one of the biggest rivalries in North American sports.
With a 5-0 victory over the Red Sox on Monday, the Yankees eliminated the Red Sox from contention for the American League East division title race. Following the game, the Yankees blasted Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” inside the visitor’s clubhouse at Fenway Park.
The Yankees are blasting Sinatra’s “New York, New York” in the visiting clubhouse at Fenway.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 10, 2019
This marks another addition to a history of trolling between the two franchises. New York played the same song last year after winning Game 2 of the ALDS in Boston. Then Boston played “New York, New York” after clinching the series at Yankee Stadium.
The Red Sox didn’t stop there. They again played “New York, New York” in the clubhouse after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series to win the championship.
If there’s one thing the Yankees and Red Sox enjoy it’s sticking it to the other franchise whenever the opportunity presents itself. With New York cruising towards the postseason, Boston’s hopes of making it rest on the wild card game. They are currently eight games back of the second wild card spot with 18 games remaining. Should the Red Sox be eliminated from contention there as well, there will surely be more joy in the Yankees clubhouse, wherever they happen to be at the time.