Aaron Boone and the New York Yankees clinched the American League East for the first time since 2012, and the skipper went on MLB Network to talk with a couple of former MLB players who are quite familiar with the Yankees. Remember Joe Girardi, Yankee fans? The man who couldn't clinch a division in his final five seasons as manager?
That's the guy who took your job, Joe!
Girardi managed the team from 2008-2017, going 988-794 in his tenure with a World Series championship in 2009.
Even if the relationship between Boone and Girardi is cordial, there's nothing like interviewing your successor after watching him clinch a divisional title. Say it ain't so, Joe.
What's even more awkward is that Pedro Martinez, former Yankee nemesis, is the one who starts off the entire interview congratulating Boone on a job well done.
Yes, I know it was a full 16 years ago, and sure, the Red Sox won the World Series the following year, but I can't help but wonder whether Pedro's still cursing out Boone in his head for this:
This couldn't have been a more awkward cast to interview Boone after his first gigantic achievement as Yankees manager.