Get over Jeffrey Maier. The Os lost three straight in their home ball park. They lost that series because they were not the better team.
The same thing happened to the Yankees in 2017, when an Astros' fans reached over the fence, turning a fly ball into a homer for Correa, leading to a 2-1 Astros win in Game 2 of the ALCS. Since the series went 7, it could be reasonably asserted that this play was actually significant to the outcome of the series -- unlike the Maier play.
And you know what?
Because we're winners, we didn't whine about it, endlessly. The call went against us. That's life. No one even remembers it happened, or who the kid is, because Yankee fans just accepted that this call went against us and Houston went on to win the series. We had other chances to win the series and didn't come through. We didn't blame a little kid for "costing" us the series. Yankee fans would be embarrassed to even say something like that.
Triggered. You can hold the toughest judge at bay, but a remark about a punk 12-year-old set you off.
I expected more of you, Joe.
Two more words for you. Hector Lopez.
Triggered. You're the guy talking about an incident a generation ago involving a 12-year-old kid.
Hardly triggered. Just amused that grown men remember the name of some 12-year-old kid and blame him for the outcome of a series nearly a quarter of a century ago in which the losing team lost three straight times at home -- each defeat getting progressively worse.
My favorite "Jeffrey Maier" moment is, when Mike Mussina joined the Yankees, a reporter asked him about the "Jeffrey Maier play" in a taped intereview. Mussina looked perplexed. "What play?" I honestly think he had completely forgotten the kid's name, and I recommend that you do the same. I mean, you got an image to protect.
What was that kid's name in Houston again?
Who cares? The Yankees lost that series, and it had nothing to do with a kid who, being a kid, was a little too enthusiastic when a ball came his way.