The Yankees capped a comeback from down 5-0 with a Giancarlo Stanton walk-off home run to beat the Mariners 7-5. It was Stanton’s first walk-off as a Yankee. Cool story. We’re not here for that. We’re here for the swear word!
Mariners reliever Ryan Cook got the first two outs in the ninth before allowing a single to Didi Gregorius and an 0-2 jack to Stanton on a slider that just didn’t slide. It came in juicily low and right over the middle of the plate and Stanton turned it into a 453-foot laser to left-center. Cook knew it was out the millisecond it left Stanton’s bat, perhaps even earlier than that. Watch his body language:
A funny thing, though. When I watched this same clip on the MLB At Bat app last night, you could hear Cook yell “Shit!” clear as day. But all the clips on the app and on MLB.com this morning are either of the radio broadcast, which didn’t pick it up, or the lone YES Network clip above—with the “shit” excised.
Please enjoy the unedited version from YES, posted last night:
And this collectible, bite-sized “shit”:
We’ve all been there, Ryan. Maybe not on a mound or in a baseball game, but we’ve all been there.