We also understand why, when the Boston Red Sox stepped to the front of the line, that became the preferred destination for Brian Cashman.
But it didn’t have to hurt this badly.
Behold, the “feeling real” you’ve been waiting for over the past few weeks has finally arrived, in the form of a cozy slanket!
It’s going to take Ottavino, a Brooklyn boy by heart and born Yankee fan, a while to get completely accustomed to rocking the burgundy B…you’d think.
In an effort to ease his transition, it appears FOCO shipped him a whole bunch of new swag, meaning the day of Otto’s debut in new colors has come a few weeks earlier than we anticipated. And he posted this video himself over Valentine’s Day weekend, meaning the plan worked and he’s feeling the Boston love.
Adam Ottavino wouldn’t be wearing Red Sox gear if not for the Yankees’ cheapness.
On the pros side, that does look comfortable.
On the cons side, it makes me want to vomit, and should also make all of you want to vomit.
Ottavino’s Yankees career ended unfortunately, and since Bronx Bombers fans are whip-quick to flip their position on anyone who’s wronged them once or twice, they’ve all decided en masse that Otto was terrible in pinstripes.
Not true! He had a rough 2019 postseason following a spectacular 2019 regular season. He posted the worst singular game you’ll ever see in Buffalo in 2020, but outside of that (yeah, we know), he had an ERA below 3.00 in the shortened season.
Is he “worth” $9 million? No. But other teams are willing to fulfill their financial obligations, the Yankees aren’t, and now our New York native and childhood fan is wearing a big Boston blanket.
We understand your pain. It’s about the rings, at the end of the day, and Ottavino actively worked against the delivery process for a championship.
But his ending in the Bronx shouldn’t have been celebrated, he deserved better, and he’s getting it, thanks to our enemy. Ultimately, it’s a bit slimy.