The home opener for the New York Yankees was snowed out and Giancarlo Stanton wanted to see what a snow covered diamond looked like for himself.
The New York Yankees home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to snow. After spending the first eight years of his career in Miami, Giancarlo Stanton got his first dose of New York weather.
Yankees fans don’t want to see Stanton streaking through the snow. They’d much rather see him jogging around the basepaths. Stanton impressed in his debut with the Yankees by mashing two opposite field home runs. The only disappointing part about Stanton’s debut was the debut of John Sterling’s home run call for last year’s National League MVP.
Baseball usually signifies the end of Winter and the beginning of better weather. It’s already April and we’re still dealing with snow? It’s not what you want to see, especially if you had tickets to Monday afternoon’s game.
Luckily for the Yankees, the schedule makers planned for inclement weather and left Tuesday as an open day on the schedule. The game will be played on Tuesday at 4:05 p.m so there will be no need to move the game months down the line or have to play a doubleheader so early in the season.
Stanton has to be happy that he’s in New York and will finally be playing for a team that is competing for a championship, but a part of him has to be looking at this snow and thinking about that Florida sun. That being said, I’m sure he’ll take the tradeoff every single time.
On the bright side, Giancarlo got a great opportunity to flex on the gram.