Giancarlo Stanton paying no mind to Yankee Stadium boo birds amid dreadful slump

It’s been rough sledding for New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton since coming off the IL, and fans in the Bronx are letting him know it.

Fans booing their own players at Yankee Stadium isn’t new, and Stanton knows that. His first season in pinstripes didn’t go according to plan, and with high expectations not fulfilled, he heard it from the Yankee faithful.

Fast forward to today where he’s hit .121/.215/.241 with two homers and three RBI over 17 games, Stanton isn’t denying he’s deserving of the boos. 


Giancarlo Stanton looks up

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees strikes out looking in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 25, 2023 in Bronx borough of New York City.  (Al Bello/Getty Images)

But he’s not dwelling on them. 

“I’ve got work to do,” he told’s Bob Klapisch

“Overall, I have a good mindset, but at the same time (baseball) is what I work at it, it’s what I dedicate myself to. It hasn’t been an enjoyable stretch.”

Stanton’s full stat line this season reads .191/.252/.391 with six homers and 14 RBI over 30 games. As has been the case over his career, time spent on the IL has stymied his production.

This time, it was a hamstring strain that landed him on the list and had him out a month and a half. 

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Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees singles during a game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on June 25, 2023, in New York, New York. (New York Yankees/Getty Images)

With Aaron Judge out with a torn ligament in his toe following his crash into the Dodger Stadium fence, the Yankees have been reeling offensively. They’ve been hoping someone like Stanton could step up in the 2022 MVP’s place. 

While that may be too much to ask, Stanton does have an MVP under his belt and is still a formidable force at the plate…when he’s hitting well. 

But perhaps a two-game hit streak over the weekend can turn Stanton’s bat around. Either way, he’s not letting the fans get in his head. 

Giancarlo Stanton looks on

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees in action against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on June 23, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Rangers defeated the Yankees 4-2 in ten innings.  (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


“Booing is the least of my worries,” he said. “I have more things to care about than that. And once I take care of that, then everything else will resolve itself.”

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