BUFFALO — The Yankees dressed in a tent Monday night. J.A. Happ compared it to being in one of those big prospect tournaments. The strange 2020 MLB pandemic-shortened season continued with the New York Yankees in Buffalo for the first time in 57 years.
For most of the players — and even their manager — it was not so long ago that Sahlen Field was familiar. For Aaron Boone, it brought back memories of his minor league days.
“Those were some good times. I was obviously an Indianapolis Indian with with the Reds playing against Buffalo,” Boone said. “We actually ended up playing them in the championship that year. Two really good teams. So I remember having some battles here.
“One of my memories is playing here in an April series, and the first two games of the series got ‘colded out,’ and the third game was equally as cold. But we had to play and I remember it being about probably 28-30 degrees with the wind blowing like crazy and Bartolo Colon on the mound throwing 100,” Boone said. “The wind was moving you in the batter’s box. Some fun memories from playing some really good ball games here.”