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.

And then this happened.
Solano's reaction was priceless.

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.

So yeah...I know from whence I speak.

I had the chance to speak with Solano on the WDHA Morning Jolt in Morristown NJ. The interview can be found here on the WDHA website.

Joe Solano, I feel your pain. And I'd LOVE to watch a Sox/Yanks game with you sometime.

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