No baseball teams hate each other more these days than do the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees.
Though neither American League team has won the pennant since the Barack Obama Administration, look for one of them to end the other’s season this fall. With Tim Anderson and Josh Donaldson not on splendid terms yet again, it was only a matter of time before this powder keg exploded in The Bronx this weekend. I’d be so mad if they forced me to shave my face, too.
The tension in the air was getting to be absolutely unbearable at this point in Saturday’s ballgame.
This is precisely the moment when it went to hell in a hand basket in the house that Babe Ruth built.
And when Anderson winked after Donaldson struck out, it cut through his soul like a hot knife through butter.
Chicago White Sox-New York Yankees game erupts into a benches-clearing brawl
With the Yankees allegedly done hating the Houston Astros with the fire of a thousand suns, they have turned their attention to Tony La Russa’s club from the South Side. And since everybody outside of The Bronx hates the Yankees for obvious reasons, it is easy for the White Sox to get fired up over playing them. With a double-header coming up on Sunday, y’all better hold my beer.
Ultimately, anything short of getting to the ALCS will be a massive disappointment for either club. If they were to meet for the right to get to the World Series and probably lose to whoever comes out of the National League, that would be incredible for the likes of ESPN, FOX and Turner Sports. The best part is baseball players are exceptionally petty and will hold grudges like these forever.
Not since Robin Ventura charged Nolan Ryan’s mound have fans been this excited for a fight.