Teixeira critical of Judge, says he woke sleeping giant by playing 'New York, New York' in Fenway

NBC Sports Boston Staff
NBC Sports Boston

Usually when 'New York, New York' plays at Yankee Stadium, it means the Yankees won. On Tuesday night, the Red Sox were the ones celebratinga victory to the Sinatra classic. 

You can thank Aaron Judge for that. The Yankees star outfielder played the Bombers anthem at Fenway Park following a Game 2 victory, and many people including for Yankee World Champion Mark Teixeira, thinks he poked the sleeping bear. 

Wednesday morning on ESPN's Get Up, Teixeira said "You woke a sleeping giant. Aaron Judge has no rings. And I have a ton of respect for Aaron Judge, I think he will have rings. But when you boast - when you wake a sleeping giant in Boston - on your way out back to Yankee Stadium and then get your butts kicked two games in a row, I just think that you might want to let your bat do the talking. Because Aaron Judge's bat will talk."

He went on to question Judge's timing, saying "Aaron Judge has done every single thing right his entire career. This - in the middle of a playoff series - why now?"

Judge batted .421 with three home runs in the 2018 playoffs, but went 1-for-7 with no RBI in the Games Three and Four losses.

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