The New York Yankees clinched the AL East division in Toronto on Tuesday night, and a Yankees broadcaster referenced Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The New York Yankees clinched the AL East division in Toronto on Tuesday night, and New York broadcaster Michael Kay broadcaster had a great response in reference to Toronto Blue Jays player Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
At the end of the game, Kay stated, “It really is nice for Vlad Guerrero to let the Yankees celebrate in his house.”
This was in reference to Guerrero walking off the field and yelling, “This is my house,” at the end of the game on Monday.
The two teams finished first and second in the competitive division, so the rivalry was certainly strong this season. New York had a point in the latter half of the season where their performance was lacking, but they ultimately pulled themselves together and ended up on top.
The Yankees were bold for celebrating such a feat in Toronto, but it was well-deserved.
Yankees had big celebration at their division rival’s field
Though New York was enough games ahead that it seemed inevitable for them to clinch the division, it’s still a moment to celebrate, especially when it’s against a division rival.
Harrison Bader had a particularly exciting celebration as he was shown chugging multiple beers at once surrounded by his teammates.
The Yankees will finish up a three-game series against Toronto on Wednesday, and it’s unclear who will win. However, the game will have a lot less pressure now that New York is officially guaranteed a spot in the playoffs.
The main focus of the games will continue to be Aaron Judge’s historic home run chase, as he’s just one away from tying Roger Maris’ single-season franchise and AL record of 61.
There are several feats for New York to celebrate in 2022.