Emotions explode as Sox implode

Prior to Saturday’s 9-1 drubbing of the Red Sox, the Yanks paid homage to Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle’s epic home run chase of 1961. The team went all out and brought in family and former teammates of the two players. It really was a special event.

What made the day even more special is that the Rays beat the Jays to cut Beantown’s lead in the Wild Card race to 1 1/2 games. It’s true, the Greatest Team Ever is on the doorstep of a 2007 Mets-esque collapse.

 

Check out all my pics after the jump:

Photos from the video tribute:

The M & M boys

Rog walks to the plate

The Mick

Photos from the pregame ceremony:

The grounds crew painted 61 on the field in honor of Maris' accomplishment, and dyslexic Whitey Ford fans went home very disappointed

Bob Cerv

Bobby Richardson

Bill "Moose" Skowron

The Chairman of the Board, Whitey Ford

More Whitey!

Yogi

David and Danny Mantle

Maris' daughter, Susan

Roger Maris, Jr.

I'm not sure if he just came from committing a crime with those gloves, but that's Kevin Maris

Randy Maris

Richard Maris...Jesus Christ, I guess Roger Maris never heard of birth control

Sandra Maris...the pick of the litter, so to speak

Mo escorts Roger's widow Pat onto the field

The gang's all here

Jeet brings out the bat which Maris hit #61 with

Shots from warm ups/the game:

Not a single fuck was given

No comment necessary

Nice new knapsack Brackman

Roger Maris, Jr. threw out the first pitch, which bounced in front of home plate

Fabulous Freddy warms up

Bald Vinny leads the Creatures in roll call

Gallant: the Swisher Salute

Goofus: the A-Rod Dismissive Wave

Ducks on the pond for Jesus, who would record an RBI single

"What's the difference between us? We can start at the penis or we can scream 'I just don't give a fuck' and see who means it."

"Stop pitching like an asshole, asshole."

Pep talk didn't work

Peace out dickhead

Jesus' home run swing. Dead sexy.

That's all she wrote

Who brought the (m)assholes?

 

Topics: A-Rod, Boston Red Sox, Roger Maris

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