Yankee Stadium almost empty for disappointing home finale that didn’t come with Aaron Judge bobbleheads

The 2023 New York Yankees season has been an abject disappointment.

That disappointment performed out Monday evening within the type of an almost empty Yankee Stadium. A day after the Yankees had been eradicated from the postseason, they performed their residence finale in opposition to the Arizona Diamondbacks on a drizzly, dreary day within the Bronx.

Nearly no one confirmed up.

The Yankees announced a paid attendance of 41,096 fans. They didn’t announce the precise attendance, which clearly consisted of significantly fewer followers.

To be truthful, the paid attendance determine was from the sport’s initially scheduled Saturday date that was postponed till Monday due to inclement climate. The Saturday date additionally got here with the promise of Aaron Decide bobbleheads for the primary 18,000 followers in celebration of the slugger’s 62-home run marketing campaign final season.

This isn’t how Aaron Decide or Yankees followers wished this season to finish. (AP Photograph/Noah Okay. Murray) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

No bobbleheads, no followers

Since Saturday, the Yankees have been eradicated from the playoffs. And the Yankees pulled the bobbleheads. Once they introduced the postponement, additionally they introduced that the Decide bobbleheads must wait. Till 2024.

“Please observe that the distribution of right now’s ‘Aaron Decide #62 Bobblehead’ promotional merchandise (for the primary 18,000 friends) shall be rescheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2024, when the Yankees tackle the Tampa Bay Rays,” the Yankees Saturday assertion reads.

Powerful luck, bobblehead followers. There’s all the time subsequent 12 months.

Not less than the followers who confirmed up had been handled to a win. The Yankees beat the Diamondbacks, 6-4 to shut out their residence slate.

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