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Fans boo Yankees leadership during O’Neill’s jersey retirement

New York fans voiced their frustrations with the team at the ceremony.

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Fans in New York City expressed their displeasure with the team despite the ceremony.

It seems that even retiring a player’s number doesn’t keep Yankees fans from booing the team’s management during a rough patch on the field.

The ceremony honoring Paul O’Neil, a former New York Yankees right fielder who won four World Series rings, took a turn for the worse when it came time to present him with his framed replica of a Monument Park plaque and his retired pinstriped No. 21.

When his name was mentioned, Yankee Stadium immediately gave him the frame, which had been presented to him by the team’s managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner.

Even when Steinbrenner mentioned the team’s general manager, Brian Cashman, the crowd booed.

The team’s struggles in the second half of the season have led to this level of frustration. With only five wins in their last 19 games, Yankees fans are growing increasingly impatient. After spending most of the season atop the American League, the team was written off as a dark horse in the playoff race, but after Sunday’s win over the Blue Jays, they moved to 74-48, just 3.5 games back of the first-place Astros.

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