The Boston Red Sox can “Name That Tune” in one note, or so it seems, as they had the last word in musical taunting after knocking the New York Yankees out of the postseason in front of the home crowd at Yankee Stadium.
As the champagne bottles were popping in the Red Sox locker room after their 4-3 AL Division Series clincher Tuesday night, the background music was Frank Sinatra singing “New York, New York,” the song that echoes around Yankee Stadium after every New York victory.
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After the Yankees had beaten the Red Sox in Game 2 at Fenway Park last Saturday, star right fielder Aaron Judge had walked by the Boston clubhouse with a boom box blaring “New York, New York.”
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While Red Sox manager Alex Cora shrugged it off the next day when asked about it, choosing instead to praise Judge as a ballplayer, it was clear his players were listening.
Cora, asked about his team’s choice of music after Tuesday’s clincher, said he’d heard his players talking about it, but laughed it off as all in good fun. “I’m sure if they had won (the series) in Boston,” said Cora, “they’d have been playing ‘Dirty Water’ in their clubhouse.”