Yankees, Boone finally had enough of Phillies fan horns and drums

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It’s no surprise that city fans who once booed Santa Claus can give the Phillies an edge on the field, even though they’re not allowed in the ballpark.For a second straight day with the Yankees in town, a group of fans gathered outside the central field gates of Citizens Bank Park and made a noise.

On Wednesday it included a drum line and vocals to sign receiver JT Realmuto in an extension.

And in the Yankees’ 5-4 loss to the Phillies on Thursday, there was a doorbell, as well as an air horn, which apparently rang as the Yankee hitters attempted to strike.

The most glaring example came early in the third, when Gleyber Torres flew to the right to finish the round.

After the outing, Aaron Boone got out of the canoe to talk to the refs to see if they could do something, but even he knew he didn’t have much of a chance to solve it.

“It looked like a horn sounded when [was thrown] Boone said of the attack. “In the environment we’re in, it’s almost like a golf environment. ”

He noted that the “sudden” noise could be a distraction, especially if it came at the right time.

“I thought there was an element of timing, maybe,” Boone said. “Obviously, I didn’t think [the umpires] would be able to do anything. I wasn’t necessarily sure who or where it came from, but at least it was something I wanted to highlight.

Boone was told that unless it came from inside the ballpark, he was right – there wasn’t much the UMS could do.

Jordan Montgomery said he heard the racket “but it’s no different from the fans in the stands. It’s kinda messed up that they’re out there, but that’s what it is.

Mike Tauchman said he wasn’t surprised they went to so much trouble to make an impact as the group went from around 10 to around double on Thursday night.

“You could hear it,” Tauchman said of the noise makers. “It was quite noisy. Philadelphia is known for having a passionate fan base. These guys want to find a way to support their team even though they can’t get into the stadium. And that’s how they chose to show off their fandom tonight.

– Additional reporting by Ken Davidoff in Philadelphia



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