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VIDEO: Aaron Boone Being Interviewed by Joe Girardi on MLB Network Had to Be Awkward for Yankee Fans

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.