The White Sox and Yankees have a rivalry brewing. No, the teams don't play in the same division. However, these two squads simply do not like each other. Their growing feud grabbed the attention of the public following the recent Josh Donaldson and Tim Anderson beef.
Chicago could have retaliated and attempted to hit Donaldson with a pitch after he called Tim Anderson “Jackie,” in reference to Jackie Robinson. Donaldson insisted his comments were not racially infused, and instead stemmed from Tim Anderson previously referring to himself as Jackie Robinson.
“I kind of feel like today’s Jackie Robinson,” Anderson stated in a Sports Illustrated article back in 2019. “That’s huge to say. But it’s cool, man, because he changed the game, and I feel like I’m getting to a point to where I need to change the game.”
Nonetheless, Josh Donaldson's comments upset the White Sox. But it was Anderson who got the last laugh on Sunday in New York.
The White Sox star shortstop smashed a three-run home run to break Game 2 of the Yankees and White Sox doubleheader wide open.
Tim Anderson shushes the crowd at Yankee Stadium after his 3-run HR 🤫
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 23, 2022
Anderson silenced the crowd in more ways than one. The home run certainly did the trick, but he also placed his finger over his mouth in an effort to tell them to be quiet.
Tim Anderson's late game heroics led to a White Sox 5-0 victory. Chicago swept the doubleheader and left Yankee Stadium in good spirits.
This brewing rivalry will be something to keep an eye on this season. A potential playoff matchup between these teams could lead to a truly electric atmosphere.