You might remember that umpire Joe West got a little grumpy the last time the Yankees played in Boston. He ripped the teams for playing too slowly, calling the pace of the game “pathetic and embarrassing.”
As the Yankees prepare to go back to Fenway for a weekend series, their methodical game plan isn’t likely to change.
“We’re there to win games, not get finished in two and a half hours,” Joe Girardi said. “So I expect our players to play hard, continue to be selective and do the things they need to do to win a game. I’m sure they feel that way on the other side, too.”
Just in case you’ve forgotten, this is what West had to say during the season opening series: “They’re the two clubs that don’t try to pick up the pace. They’re two of the best teams in baseball. Why are they playing the slowest?
“It’s pathetic and embarrassing. They take too long to play.”