Game 1 of the 2020 ALDS.
And Giancarlo Stanton seals it with a grand slam.
Here’s the video:
— Justin Groc (@jgroc) October 6, 2020
The Rays of Tampa Bay, the Yankees of New York—all the way west in San Diego, beside the Pacific Ocean, playing in a sort of baseball paradise at the tail-end of this season-that-almost-wasn’t, for a chance at a World Series run.
With the winner of this series, you just seem to feel it, bound to win the A.L. pennant.
In the city of the Padres, the city of Slam Diego.
As its 2020 meme magic loans itself out for a moment, into the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, slam-diegoing the Yankees a Game 1 win in the 9th.
Slam Diego for the Yanks!
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 6, 2020
Yankees feelin right at home in Slam Diego. 😏
— Bronx Pinstripes (@BronxPinstripes) October 6, 2020
Just days ago, the last game the Yankees played, it was another grand slam. Gio Urshela, in that back and forth Game 2 in Cleveland, and the two-game sweep over the Indians in the Wild Card round.
And now, Stanton.
The @Yankees are the first team in American League history to hit a grand slam in back-to-back playoff games.
Two NL teams have done so: the 1977 Dodgers and 2011 Diamondbacks.#NYYforNY
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) October 6, 2020
Slam Diego, California—meet your new houseguest.
And the family they brought along with, smiling outside the gates, yelling outside the walls, rooting from all over the grounds, like an entire tribe just showed up without notice, claiming with a pinstriped flag planted in the sand:
Slam Diego, newly annexed territory of the Bronx.
— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) October 6, 2020
A loud “Let’s go Yankees!” chant from behind Petco Park. pic.twitter.com/dQfD11jTzM
— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) October 6, 2020