Amazon Prime's broadcast had no issue with one Yankees fan's provocative sign during Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader at Fenway -- and, really, no way to avoid showing it.
Red Sox security? They didn't feel quite the same way. Luckily, the viewing public got enough time with this particular piece of cardboard in the eighth inning on Tuesday afternoon to properly appreciate it. Not quite enough time to read the fine print, though.
With the Yankees batting and holding a one-run lead in the top of the eighth inning, one bold Yankee fan decided the Amazon Prime broadcast was the perfect time to get his message heard. His sign calling out to Hal Steinbrenner to fire Brian Cashman (and do several other things?) was clearly spotted in the second row through Everson Pereira's entire at-bat.
And then? It was gone faster than a Wandy Peralta quick pitch.
Yankees fan brings "Fire Cashman" sign to Fenway Park, gets it taken away by security
At least security was kind enough to let the fan stay and watch as Clay Holmes held the fort in the ninth, inducing a white-knuckle Alex Verdugo double play grounder with the team's back against the wall.
Unfortunately, that double play probably decreased the possibility of Cashman being fired by .045% (that's CFPA, or Cashman Firing Probability Added).
Just one week ago, sudden optimism reigned supreme in the Bronx, as Jasson Dominguez and his fellow Kids changed the trajectory of the 2024 season. Then, Dominguez came down with a torn UCL and everyone collectively realized ... wait, the rest of these Kids may be great someday, but they're currently not hitting at all. They demanded answers from the front office once again when they realized that this mess was still a long way away from getting fixed, and might never be patched up entirely if the man who added luminaries like Carlos Rodón and Josh Donaldson was allowed to stay at the helm.
Sox security may have put the kibosh on this signwork, but the people noticed. Oh, did the people notice -- or, at least, the smallest crowd in recent Yankees-Red Sox history and a restricted Prime Video audience noticed. We've got you, man. We've got you with the screenshot and article.