“What Is the Point of Living”: Amidst a Disastrous Season and Near-Historic Offensive Failure, Jasson Dominguez’s UCL Tear Emerges as the Yankees’ Most Heartbreaking Disappointment in 2023

Published 09/11/2023, 9:20 AM EDT

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Have you ever encountered a cool combination of two narratives culminating in your favor? The New York Yankees experienced precisely this in their most recent showdown against the Milwaukee Brewers. While the team managed to save the game, they couldn’t keep the season of their newly debuted talent, Jasson Dominguez. A mid-game remarkable offensive shortcoming of historic proportions added insult to their injury.

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Being one of the most talented players on the team, Jasson was one of their biggest hopes for the Postseason. However, things came to an end even before they commenced adequately. Having played only eight games on the big stage, The Martian’s remaining career turned into a big question now. While their young prospect met his brutal fate, the team witnessed a one-of-a-kind record.

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The Bronx Bombers’ managed to clinch an unlikely feat on Sunday. Brewers pitchers Corbin Burnes, Devin Williams, and Abner Uribe held the Yankees hitless until the 10th inning. They were looking forward to witnessing an obvious record in the making- one of its kind 11-inning no-hitting as reported by Brendan Kuty of The Athletic.

Later in the 12th inning, New York’s power hitter Giancarlo Stanton crushed a home run, leveling the score at 3-3. The Yankees sealed the deal in the 13th inning when Kyle Higashioka came through with a double, driving in the winning run.


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Explaining the 4-3 win against the Brewers, Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole said, “They had some chances to take the lead, they were putting together good at-bats and scoring first. We were no-hit for 10 innings and then we started chipping and then we came back and we started grabbing some momentum. “So it was a cool combination of two narratives that culminated in the win for us.” However, the Yankees’ 11 innings-no-hitting was less shocking to the fans compared to the injury of the newly debuted youngster.

The Yankees’ postseason hope got somewhat shattered after Dominguez met the same UCL tear fate that the Angles’ superstar Shohei Ohtani met in late August, becoming the worst part of their day. And sources recently confirmed he will remain out for the rest of the 2023 season with an uncertainty on the 2024 season.

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Since this news is out, fans have been anxious and panicked about the future of the rising star. Of course, the MLB World has seen Bryce Harper recover from the surgery in less than 6months; still, it is uncertain for Jasson when he will go through the surgery. Talking about the same, manager Aaron Boone said, “The plan is to go through surgery as soon as possible and try to recuperate as soon as possible.”

These back-to-back blows have made the Yankees fans mostly devastated and disheartened. They expressed their frustration for the team and love for Jasson on social media.

Fans have Shown Their Support for Jasson Along with Frustration

The MLB world has seen several UCL torn in the last two years. While Bryce Harper tore his UCL in 2022, Shohei Ohtani and Jasson Dominguez have added their names to the list in 2023. Fans, however, showing concern to Dominguez said that Yankees are cursed with injuries.

Some fans expressed their frustration saying they have lost the point of living

Some even expressed their concern about whether he will be able to play the next season.

Some even blamed the training staff for this mishap


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Even a few fans wanted to end the season out of frustration.


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Written by:

Antara Bhattacharyya


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Antara Bhattacharyya is an MLB Writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed her Master's Degree in English Literature, she is passionate about writing. Sports being one of her core interests, she indulged in American Sports, particularly Baseball.
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Deepanshi Bajaj




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