Giancarlo Stanton breaks the scoreboard after being caught during the Yankees-Astros
Giancarlo Stanton is much more known for having a powerful bat than for being a quality defender in the outfield. In Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros (-1.5) on Wednesday, he showed he had some defensive skill when he needed it. And in the process, he also showed that he could be stronger than he thinks.
After Houston’s Yuli Gurriel threw a shot into left field, Stanton had to go back and make a hard catch over his head. What he did, and it was impressive. Kudos to him! But as he tried to stop his momentum towards the back wall, Stanton accidentally broke the Houston Stadium scoreboard with his hand. (Note: Stanton is 6’6″ and weighs 245 lbs.)
Giancarlo against scoreboard
— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) October 20, 2022
Eh. To be fair to Stanton, this dash doesn’t feel very strong if it can collapse the moment a player touches it with minimal force.
Let’s look at an angle of unfortunate consequences:
lmao Stanton broke the dash while doing this nice racing catch, Just Normal Giancarlo Stanton Things pic.twitter.com/mcXOA3UtjO
— Pinstripe Alley (@pinstripealley) October 20, 2022
Thanks to Stanton and Harrison Bader for at least trying to clean up the mess. Although this doesn’t seem to work entirely:
Stanton and Bader being good citizens trying to fix the Crawford Boxes scoreboard… 😂 pic.twitter.com/X0Kh3oFahx
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) October 20, 2022
I’m not sure we’ve ever seen a baseball player so strong that they actually break a dashboard just by accidentally pressing on it. In Stanton’s case, I’m sure he’ll still take the right take if it means he causes another general mayhem in the outfield.
Giancarlo Stanton, a TE playing LF, just knocked a panel off Crawford’s scoreboard.
— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) October 20, 2022
Stanton is so mad he broke the Astros scoreboard, lol. https://t.co/Pqu44zLq15
—Tim Buckley (@TimBuckleyWX) October 20, 2022
NOT STANTON BREAKING THE DASHBOARD pic.twitter.com/jcQbs6rNnL
— chris kreider accept (@jonmoxIeys) October 20, 2022
“Giancarlo Stanton Broke the Dash” Only Means One Meaning to Most People, and It’s Not That One
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) October 20, 2022
Stanton just Kool Aid man’d the dash
— Randall J. Sanders (@RandallJSanders) October 20, 2022
” Whoops. Sorry about your dashboard” – Giancarlo Stanton…probably
— Stefanie (@Stefmara) October 20, 2022
Stanton made a great catch and broke the scoreboard! 🤣
— Jacob_Yanksfan (@Jacob_YanksFan) October 20, 2022
Stanton 1 Dashboard 0
— TK⚾️ (@YanksNationTK) October 20, 2022
Giancarlo Stanton destroyed the scoreboard, but wait for him to destroy the score.
— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) October 20, 2022
Stanton broke their dashboard 🤣
— NYY Girl (@jdun1031) October 20, 2022
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