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Yankees’ Gerrit Cole not happy with opening day delay for Billy Crystal’s first pitch


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New York Yankees launcher Gerrit Cole apparently isn’t a Billy Crystal fan — at least not on Friday.

The quadruple time MLB All-Star appeared visibly frustrated during Friday’s opening day festivities when the start of the game against the Boston Red Sox was delayed four minutes when actor and director Billy Crystal took to the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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“Let’s go let’s go!” You could see Cole screaming from the dugout.

Cole opened the game with a four-pitch walk and the Red Sox led 3-0 on Rafael Devers’ two-run home run and JD Martinez’s RBI double before Cole retired a single.

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“Hard to settle in,” he said after the game, via Yahoo Sports. “Obviously the first four pitches weren’t really competitive and then honestly I got burned on some really good fastball pitches in the first one. They put some really good swings on it. Luckily we were able to settle in after that and give us a chance to win.”

Gerrit Cole #45 of the New York Yankees reacts during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on April 8, 2022 in New York City.
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Asked about the four-minute delay, Cole explained his frustrations.

“It was an unforeseen challenge. The festivities got a bit off schedule.”

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Maybe it was opening day jitters.

Yankees’ Gerrit Cole not happy with opening day delay for Billy Crystal’s first pitch

Actor Billy Crystal throws out the first pitch before the start of the game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on April 8, 2022 in New York City.

Josh Donaldson’s victory in the 11th inning – New York’s first on Opening Day since 1957 – lifted the Yankees against the Boston Red Sox 6-5.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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