Yankees sent video of Red Sox collapse for motivation vs. Astros

Yankees sent video of Red Sox collapse for motivation vs. Astros

With their season on the road, the Yankees need to maybe their worst second in postseason historical past for motivation.

Aaron Boone mentioned that to rally the staff earlier than Sport 4 of the ALCS towards the Astros, Chad Bohling, the Yankees’ director of psychological conditioning, despatched out a clip of the video of the Pink Sox getting back from an 0-3 deficit towards the Yankees within the 2004 ALCS.

“We watched that video,” Boone mentioned Sunday afternoon as his staff ready to attempt to maintain their season alive. “We despatched it out to the coaches and gamers.”

Boone added that in his pregame availability with ESPN on Sunday, Eduardo Perez Facetimed with one of many stars of that ‘04 ALCS, David Ortiz.

“He put Massive Papi on and I mentioned hey to him,’’ Boone mentioned. “He had some recommendation.”

Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone speaks with reporters earlier than Sport 4 of the ALCS on Oct. 23, 2022.AP

Boone declined to share the recommendation, however apparently it didn’t embrace not mentioning a brutal second in franchise historical past to spark your personal comeback.

As Boone famous, the Pink Sox are “famously” the one staff in MLB historical past to return again from shedding the primary three video games of an ALCS, after they stormed again with 4 straight wins towards the Yankees en path to their first World Sequence title since 1918.

Boone was out all that 12 months as a result of knee harm he suffered following the 2003 season — an harm he suffered taking part in pickup basketball after he hit the game-winning homer towards the Pink Sox to finish the ‘03 ALCS.

The Pink Sox have a good time defeating the Yankees in Sport 7 of the 2004 ALCS.WireImage

Alex Rodriguez (l.) and Derek Jeter (r.) react through the Yankees’ Sport 7 loss to the Pink Sox within the 2004 ALCS.Getty Pictures

Boone’s harm led to the Yankees buying and selling for Alex Rodriguez and the remainder is historical past.

Although Boone sat out the 2004 season, he had signed with Cleveland as he rehabbed from the knee harm and recalled sure elements of the collection vividly.

“They’d [Kevin] Millar [saying] ‘Don’t allow us to win one,’” Boone mentioned. “I bear in mind [Dave Roberts’] steal [in Game 4]. The Sport 7 [Johnny] Damon homer… The [Curt] Schilling [bloody sock] sport in Sport 6. I can hear Millar [saying], ‘Don’t allow us to win one’ and ‘Why not us?’”

The lesson, Boone mentioned, might be utilized to this Yankee staff.

“We nonetheless have time,” Boone mentioned. “We’re now as far up towards it as you will be and never in an awesome spot, however you’ll be able to’t get forward of your self both. Attempt to win pitches and finally win a sport and at the least put just a little strain on them and begin to see what may occur.”

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