Yankees fan furry rages as review overturns Ben Rice decision

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The New York Yankees faced a setback in their second game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Saturday, squandering a prime scoring chance in the first inning.

With Ben Rice and Aaron Judge in scoring position and only one out, the Yankees were poised to take an early lead. However, Alex Verdugo struck out, and during Gleyber Torres‘ at-bat, Rice and Judge attempted a double steal.

Initially, third-base umpire Clint Vondrak ruled Rice safe at third. The Blue Jays challenged the call, leading to a reversal that declared Rice out on the steal attempt. This decision ignited outrage among Yankees fans, who took to social media to vent their frustration over what they saw as a poor call.

The missed opportunity proved costly as the Blue Jays seized control of the game. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a two-run homer, and Toronto extended their lead to 8-1 by the top of the seventh inning.

This turn of events put the Yankees in a precarious position, tying the series and setting up a decisive clash on Sunday to determine the winner before the new month begins.

The incident highlights the significance of crucial moments and controversial calls in baseball, as well as the fervent reactions of fans when their team faces setbacks. It also underscores the challenges the Yankees face as they strive to maintain their competitive edge in a tightly contested series.

Fans react vehemently

Yankees’ performance drops further

The New York Yankees’ performance in June has sharply contrasted with their strong showing in May. After starting the month with a five-game winning streak, the team suffered their first series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

A brief resurgence followed with a sweep of the Kansas City Royals, but the Yankees then struggled against tough opponents such as the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, and New York Mets. These challenging matchups stalled their momentum.

The Yankees’ June record stands at 13-12, a noticeable decline from their dominant 21-7 record in May. As the playoff race heats up, the team is in a precarious position, leading the Baltimore Orioles by just one game. The Orioles are on a three-game winning streak, adding pressure to their efforts to maintain their lead.

With the AL East standings tightly contested, the Yankees face mounting pressure to sustain their position. Any misstep could significantly impact the standings as July begins, highlighting the competitive nature of the division and the need for consistent performance throughout the season.

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3 thoughts on “Yankees fan furry rages as review overturns Ben Rice decision

  1. BUCKLE UP “HARDCORE YANKEE FANS’…
    THE YANKEE EMPIRE HAS JUMPED ON A ROLLER COASTER ON A ……………………………….
    “MAJOR DOWNSLOPE ” 🎢 !!!. 🤬
    ALl THE KEY PLAYER’S TO THE YANKEE EMPIRE ARE EITHER FAILING OR INJURED !!!.
    THE YANKEE EMPIRE IS FAILING AGAIN AT THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME OF THE SEASON
    ….JUST LIKE LAST YEAR !!!.
    ITS TIME FOR ALL HARDCORE YANKEE FANS TO MAKE A STAND AND PRESSURE HAL STEINBRENNER TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION……

    1). SHITCAN : CASHMAN 👏 ,
    2). SHITCAN BOONE THE GOON 👏
    3). SHITCAN RANDY LEVINE 👏
    4).SHITCAN GLEBER TORRES 👏
    AND ANY OTHER SCUMBAG THAT DISAGREES ON THAT COACHING STAFF.

    I HAVEN’T WATCHED A YANKEE GAME ALL SEASON SO FAR !!!. I PROTEST AGAINST HAL STEINBRENNER’S IGNORANT DECISIONS !!!. I ONLY WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS EACH MORNING 🌅 . IT’S A SHAME TO SEE SUCH A TALENTED YANKEE TEAM FAILING AGAIN …AS WE SPEAK 🙊!!!.
    WE COULD’VE BEEN 6 GAMES AHEAD OF BALTIMORE !!!. NOW , THE YANKEE EMPIRE IS IN 2ND PLACE . 😂

    ENOUGH SAID
    GOD BLESS 🙏 AMERICA

  2. Really, Robby G? “ALl THE KEY PLAYER’S TO THE YANKEE EMPIRE ARE EITHER FAILING OR INJURED !!!.”

    So, Aaron Judge, who leads the Universe in just about every offensive category, is “FAILING,” according to you.

    Maybe, you shouldn’t talk from your butt-brain when, by your own acknowledgment, You “HAVEN’T WATCHED A YANKEE GAME ALL SEASON SO FAR !!!.”

    Finally, putting a period AFTER an Exclamation Point (!) is idiotic, and you did that 6 times! Your three exclamation points mark the end of the sentence, so the addition of a period isn’t just grammatically incorrect, it’s idiotic. And stop with the ALL CAPS writing, that just annoys people, and clapping for your own assertions is sophomoric.

  3. This is twice in just a few games that a call that went in the favor of the Yankees was overturned when there ws no visible evidence to overturn the call on the field.

    It’s time for the Yankees to complain to league officials that there is a Blatant Hatred of the Yankees among the official reviewers of close calls.

    As I understand it, the rule is there must be conclusive proof that the call on the field was incorrect for the folks in the NY review office to overrule the on-field umpires, and in both these recent cases, there seemed to be NO EVIDENCE to support overturning the call on the field.

    That warrants the Yankees registering an official protest with the league & demanding that the person or persons responsible for those calls show PROOF that they were correct in overturning those calls; and failing that proof, they should be Fired for showing Bias in their official duties.

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