New York Yankees fans already are frustrated with their brand new franchise star.
The Bronx Bombers acquired 2017 National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton in the offseason, sparking widespread salivation about the thought of he and young slugger Aaron Judge hitting back-to-back in the Yankees’ lineup.
Stanton made his Yankee Stadium debut Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays and boy was it ugly. The star slugger did get a hat (not really) for his efforts, though. Stanton struck out five (!) times in New York’s 9-4 win over the Rays, wearing the Platinum Sombrero for the first time in his career.
To his credit Stanton was understanding after the game, giving credit to shortstop Didi Gregorius — who hit two home runs and drove in eight runs — on picking him up.
Welcome to New York, Giancarlo.