WATCH: Fans Boo Aroldis Chapman and Gleyber Torres After Glitch in PitchCom Device Amidst New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals

Published 05/01/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; The New York Yankees mob right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees are probably the most in-form team in the league right now. Currently, on the top of the American League East standings, the Yankees are playing a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. 

On Saturday, during the second game of the series against the Royals, the Yankees players received some booing from fans at the Kauffman Stadium. Earlier this year, MLB allowed teams to wear a sign-communication device (PitchCom) in the ballpark. With the help of this device, a pitcher can easily communicate with the catcher about their next pitch.

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Although every team doesn’t need to use the PitchCom device, The Bronx Bombers have been using it since the start of the 2022 MLB season. The entire world has become dependent on technology and sports are not behind in the race. Recently, a minor glitch in the PitchCom device forced the fans to boo against the Yankees players.

New York Yankees win their eighth consecutive game

MLB introduced the PitchCom device to avoid the chances of sign-stealing during a baseball game. Sign-stealing is already a controversial topic in Major League Baseball. Especially after the Houston Astros cheating scandal in the 2017 season. That is the main reason MLB introduced the PitchCom device.

Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; The New York Yankees mob right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

With the help of this device, a pitcher can easily communicate with the catcher by just clicking a button. But during the Yankees vs Royals game, a problem occurred with the device. When Aroldis Chapman was pitching from the mound, he had some trouble with the device. And to get it fixed, he took help from Gleyber Torres.

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However, it seemed that the fans did not like this. And they started booing the Yankees stars after a glitch occurred in the PitchCom device. The video of the same is doing rounds on the internet. 

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Although the booing did not affect the Yankees, they won their eighth consecutive game this season. With 15 wins out of 21 games, the Yankees are donning the American League East. Given their performance this season, how far do you think the Yankees can go this season?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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