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Akshita Patel

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WATCH! Yankees Reliever Had An Emotional Meltdown After Being Swept By Angels, Video Goes Viral!

Professional athletes invest significant time, effort, and dedication into their craft. The weight of expectations, both from themselves and their fans, can be immense. When faced with adversity and setbacks, the emotional toll can be overwhelming, leaving players vulnerable to experiencing moments of extreme frustration and sadness. Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle just faced the ugly side of baseball with a recent loss to the Angels.

The Yankees had high hopes heading into the series against the Los Angeles Angels. They were looking to bounce back from a string of disappointing performances. However, the team’s struggles continued, and they suffered a disheartening sweep at the hands of the Angels. The emotional toll of the series’ outcome was evident, particularly on reliever Tommy Kahnle who had a major meltdown.

   

Tommy Kahnle Knocks Down Cooling Fan After Frustrating Loss To Angels!

Tommy Kahnle
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The New York Yankees suffered one of the worst series losses of the second half on Wednesday. The Angels, for the first time since July 2009, swept the Bronx Bombers. Angels hitters Shohei Ohtani and Taylor Ward attacked Yanks starter Carlos Rodon early on to put the visitors under pressure. They put six runs on board in mere three innings as the visitors failed to move past the early setback. In the 7-4 loss to the Angels, Yanks reliever Tommy Kahnle also contributed as he gave away two walks and one run. He had started the 2023 season with 16 consecutive scoreless innings before witnessing a slump.

Naturally, the gut-wrenching loss and the Yankee’s dire circumstances took a toll on Tommy Kahnle as he was captured having a major meltdown back in the dugout. As Kahnle went back after pitching the eighth inning, he threw his glove toward a cooling fan and knocked it down. The expression of frustration did not end there. The pitcher repeatedly smashed the knocked fan with his feet until the device was completely destroyed. He also hurled abuses in the air before manager Aaron Boone calmed him down. The video of the entire orderly went viral on social media and left the fans concerned. The team is currently witnessing a major downfall, and it seems like the players are not being able to cope. Having said that, it’s upon the team management to look after the mental well-being of their players.

Yankees Manager Reacts To Tommy Kahnle’s Major Meltdown

Aaron Boone
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone speaks to reporters before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Ashley Landis – staff, ASSOCIATED PRESS

The video of Tommy Kahnle stomping on a cooling fan after the loss to the Angels has got the fans concerned. Aaron Boone, the Yanks manager, who calmed the pitcher down, reacted to the meltdown. He said that each player has a different coping mechanism. In his time, he used to express his frustration by throwing his helmet down. Boone added that each player playing professional baseball cares a lot about the game. Hence, such losses take a toll mentally.

Aaron Boone also believes that every player, including Tommy Kahnle, has the right to express his anger. But as professionals, there is a fine line that should not be crossed. Having said that, Kahnle’s reaction was completely normal. Further, the Yankees manager revealed his conversation with the pitcher. Boone said that he just talked to him about his inning, as he wanted him to be in a good spot. Not once did he mention anything about the turmoil.