Mark Teixeira says Aaron Judge made a costly error when he blasted "New York, New York" through the halls of Fenway Park following the Yankees' lone ALDS win over the Red Sox in Game 2.
"You woke a sleeping giant," Teixeira said Wednesday morning on ESPN's "Get Up!" "Aaron Judge has no rings. And I have a ton of respect for Aaron Judge, I think he will have rings. But when you boast - when you wake a sleeping giant in Boston - on your way out back to Yankee Stadium and then get your butts kicked two games in a row, I just think that you might want to let your bat do the talking. Because Aaron Judge's bat will talk."
Judge's song choice gave the Red Sox some solid bulletin board material, as Boston quickly turned the tables in the Bronx with a 16-1 rout in Game 3 followed by a series-ending 4-3 victory in Game 4 on Tuesday.
The Red Sox didn't leave it all out on the field at Yankee Stadium, either. During their champagne celebration they returned the favor, blaring the Frank Sinatra tune, which is played after every Yankee game, in the visiting clubhouse.
Teixeira, the former Yankees first baseman who was teammates with Judge in 2016, said the slugger simply showed a lack of judgment.
"You have players that have their play do the talking," Teixeira said. "And then you have players that talk. Aaron Judge has done every single thing right his entire career. This - in the middle of a playoff series - why now? Why is now the time for you to do something like this?"