Though Clint Frazier’s farewell post to the New York Yankees was laced with sarcasm, we still knew he meant well. It’s been a long, hard road, and he’s ready for a fresh start in Chicago. Who could blame him?
On the flip side, though, Frazier’s fiancée Kaylee Gambadoro poured on the earnestness for her farewell note on Instagram.
In other words … no, she didn’t ask for Mickey Mantle’s number. Not even once.
Fans have long had an embattled relationship with Frazier, who never quite fulfilled his potential and always seemed to be hampered by devastating injuries. This perception of his tenure has led to far too much Twitter bashing, even after an extremely light pair of jokes about his personal grooming and the No. 7 that the outfielder dropped on Tuesday.
Luckily, Gambadoro seems to have escaped most of the negativity (or, at least, tuned out the unpleasant parts). Her farewell to the Yankees was mostly about the friends she and Frazier made along the way instead.
Ex-Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier’s fiancée posted an earnest goodbye note to New York.
Posted over a photo of she and Frazier (rocking a Yankees snuggie), Gambadoro’s caption reads:
“To the Yankees community, thank you for being so very kind and warm to me. I’ll forever be thankful for the support and relationships created with some of y’all.”
In all honesty, it’s good to see that — through all the bad vibes and mixed messages from the fan base — Gambadoro was still able to maintain a pleasant experience. We wouldn’t have been stunned if she’d posted something vitriolic, or maybe a sarcastic ode to Scranton. It reflects well on the Yankee fan base — and organization — that she always felt she was treated well, even during her partner’s darkest days.
But, as for the next step … she’s ready. Already.
Frazier and Gambadoro were officially engaged in July 2021, a difficult month of her future husband’s career. He did not appear in the big leagues, instead beginning his grueling and mysterious injury rehab that would ultimately last the entire rest of the season.
Ideally, smoother waters await for both parties, and the happy couple is able to get their life together off on the right foot in the Windy City.
Of course, the water’s guaranteed to be smoother in Chicago. It’s mostly ice this time of year. Hope that snuggie comes in “Cubs”.