As if Baltimore Orioles fan’s didn’t need another story to heat up their rivalry with the Yankees; Aaron Judge and Aaron Boone gave them another after the O’s fifth loss in a row.
Its never been a hidden surprise that Camden Yards has been a heaven for homerun hitting sluggers especially going to left field. OPACY led the MLB with 277 home runs hit in 2021, with the majority heading over the LF wall. However, with the new changes made, some people haven’t quite adjusted to the Baltimore Orioles new addition.
After the Yankees took the second game in a row from the Orioles, a few of the Bronx Bombers leaders had some slandering to do post game, and in typical fashion. It wasn’t like Aaron Judge had already blasted two homeruns or anything; oh wait, he did.
I know that moral victories only count for our feelings, but last night did feel that way. That is, until post game. After all, it was only a matter of time until the Baltimore Orioles changes at Camden Yards had a direct impact on the Yankees.
It was almost as if the Yankees caught the Texas Rangers, Chris Woodward, complaining bug, because both Boone and Judge were in full force Tuesday evening. Create-a-park much? Roller Coaster Tycoon at all? You wouldn’t hear that come from a big league manager and All-Star, right?
Baltimore Orioles: Yankees skipper and star crying over new wall
Aaron Boone had this to say after his Yankees 5-4 defeat over the O’s last night:
"“He got almost three, but build-your-own-park got him there,” Aaron Boone said. “It was a special night. He was on the attack early in the counts, got some pitches and left no doubt with some balls. A great night for him, no question.”"
To follow that up, the Yankees All-Star slugger took a jab in frustration saying:
"“It’s a travesty, man. I’m pretty upset. It looks like a create-a-park now,” he said. “I didn’t like it, because I always liked coming here and playing here. Hopefully, in a couple of years, they can move it back in. We’ll see.”"
It’s almost as if the Yankees duo seemed to think the Orioles only moved the wall to better there chances of winning. Not the case as OPACY needed some remodeling with how easy it had been to smack a homer out over the LF wall. Maybe the Yankees should look at their own hitters park?
Rivalry aside, this complaint is a low blow especially with the Yankees winning 20 out of their last 23 games. With the O’s taking on the Yankees two more times this week, expect the conversation to roll on, because things can only get chirpier from here. I honestly cannot even believe this complaint happened, but here we are. The best revenge, taking the final two games of the series.