Breaking: Yankees Superstar booed for ‘sleeping’ on play: ‘Confirm To be cut

Yankees Outfielder Booed for Lack of Effort: ‘Should Be Cut Immediately’


The New York Yankees hit a new low on Thursday with a lackluster effort on a routine play, sparking frustration among fans and commentators.

With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Cincinnati Reds DH Jeimer Candelario hit a 1-1 pitch from Yankees reliever Caleb Ferguson up the middle into center field. What should have been a single turned into a two-base play when outfielder Trent Grisham lazily approached the ball with one hand and fumbled it, allowing a hustling Candelario to reach second base on the error.

The play prompted boos from the Yankee Stadium crowd, critical comments from the YES Network booth, and calls for action from fans.

“They caught Grisham sleeping,” announcer Michael Kay remarked. “And Grisham also bobbles the ball and Candelario noticed that.”


“Yeah, kind of lackadaisical there — just bobbled it and didn’t pick it up quick,” analyst Paul O’Neill added.

Grisham’s struggles at the plate haven’t helped his situation. Despite going 1 for 2 with a double and a walk, he’s batting .165 with a .652 OPS, five home runs, and 14 RBIs in 102 plate appearances.

Fan reactions on social media were swift and harsh regarding Grisham’s first error of the season:

Grisham will have a chance to redeem himself on Friday when the Yankees start a series against the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees have lost 14 of their last 19 games.

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