A Red Sox Fan Feels This Yankee Fan's Pain...Sort Of
Jim Monaghan Content Coordinator
No doubt you've seen the video by now.
Yankee fan Joe Solano was there in Yankee Stadium Sunday night feeling pretty good.
Red Sox starter Chris Sale had pitched extremely well but he was out of the game and New York had a 2-1 lead with one out in the top of the ninth. Closer Aroldis Chapman had struck out Hanley Ramirez on three straight pitches, none of them under 100 MPH. Rookie Rafael Devers was in the batter's box with a 1-2 count.
I don't care what team you root for...we've all been there.
Being Red Sox fans, we know a little bit about grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory.
My own experiences include standing in the WNBC radio news room in New York City watching Bucky Dent's October 1978 home run. In 1986 as a member of the New York working media, I had a bird's eye view of the ball rolling through Bill Buckner's legs as I sat in the auxiliary press box at Shea Stadium. And in 2003, I was sitting on the first base line at Yankee Stadium when one of Tim Wakefield's pitches to Aaron Boone didn't knuckle enough.
Born in Queens, NYC and lived kind of all over the place from PA to NJ to NYC and back to NJ.
Yeah, I used to be that guy on WNEW-FM. No, I never worked at WPLJ (honest).
I support my family by doing two things in life I truly love - baseball (PBI) and radio (WDHA).