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08:10 AM ET 10.19 | Was this Yankees team done in, simply, by a lack of hitting? [One] player privately made a far more indicting observation: that the ballclub was affected by the hostility from the fans at Yankee Stadium last weekend. "I really think the booing spooked a lot of guys," the player said. "A lot of guys hadn't been booed before, and they couldn't believe how nasty it got in the stands." Obviously Nick Swisher admitted to being sensitive to such treatment after Game 2, but the player said Swisher was far from alone in his reaction. "A lot of guys were talking about it in the clubhouse," he said. "I was surprised by how much it bothered them. I really don't think they ever recovered." If that's true, well, so much for the big, bad Yankees.

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October 19, 2012  08:14 AM ET

A bunch of pansy's.

October 19, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Typical spoiled Yankees fans....I wouldn't expect anything less.....

October 19, 2012  08:27 AM ET
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Typical spoiled Yankees fans....I wouldn't expect anything less.....

There is that too.

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October 19, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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Typical spoiled Yankees fans....I wouldn't expect anything less.....

This is the one day of the year that Mets fans have something to cheer about.

October 19, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Well we all saw how Cano reacts to getting booed at the HR Derby..................maybe that's why he hit .075 this postseason.

October 19, 2012  08:45 AM ET

I'm not sure why this is such a shock. It's not like this was the 1st times the fans ever boo'd the Yankees when they were losing a series.

October 19, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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So fans are now not allowed to boo horrific play?You've never booed Jason bay or Ollie Perez?You cheered when Castillo dropped that pop up?Come on....lolDon't put this on the fans, the players trying to hit the 5 run home run every swing were the reason

Hold on....let's step back a little...all I ever read is how disloyal every other team's fans are compared to Yankee fans..that Yankee fans stick with their team through thick and thin (well obviously the thin part isn't true)....I just find if very hypocritical....in few years when the Mets are contending (hopefully)..and the Yankees are sucking wind..half those fans will be back in Citifield..just like in the late 80's when they flocked to Shea.....

October 19, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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I'm not sure why this is such a shock. It's not like this was the 1st times the fans ever boo'd the Yankees when they were losing a series.

It could be....because when the Yankees really blow...nobody goes to Yankee games....see circa late 60's early 70's.....that's gonna be even better...watching the whole thing crumble....

October 19, 2012  08:53 AM ET

For the prices the Yankees charge their fans to attend -- I would have booed too

October 19, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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Well we all saw how Cano reacts to getting booed at the HR Derby..................maybe that's why he hit .075 this postseason.

Cano needs to send a thank you card to A-Rod.

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October 19, 2012  09:18 AM ET

What a bunch of thumb sucking cry babies!

October 19, 2012  09:18 AM ET

These guys cannot even man up when it is over? Give me a break. They choke under pressure. Period. They were a .500 team from the all star break on.

Cashman, get busy. Do what you can, move who you can and change the dynamics of this outfit. There are guys you can move. Do it!

October 19, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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What a bunch of thumb sucking cry babies!

Yes they are.

October 19, 2012  09:20 AM ET

It looks like Sarge's dream of a Tigers/Cardinals World Series might come to fruition...

October 19, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Hold on....let's step back a little...all I ever read is how disloyal every other team's fans are compared to Yankee fans..that Yankee fans stick with their team through thick and thin (well obviously the thin part isn't true)....I just find if very hypocritical....in few years when the Mets are contending (hopefully)..and the Yankees are sucking wind..half those fans will be back in Citifield..just like in the late 80's when they flocked to Shea.....

What? Sarge, how can you say that? You know darn well today's Yankee fans were an integral part of championships won long before they were born. At least, that's what many of them act like ...

 
October 19, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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bingo-and its not that they lost -its HOW they lost/playedI think I saw a stat that they had the worst team batting averyge EVER in a post season

Exactly.

As a team, the Yankees batted a stunning .157 vs. the Tigers, 43 points below the Mendoza line. Again, that was as a team.

Cano batted .056, Granderson a goose egg at .000 and A-Rod batted .111. They made Swisher's .250 look stunning. Nunez (.333 in a limited 6 ABs) and Ichiro (.353) were the only Yankees to hit above .250.

I have never witnessed this level of ineptitude before.

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