Any Major Leaguer who has played in New York will tell you: If you want to survive in the Big Apple, you have to be able to deal with the media. And no outlet is more relentless, more hard-hitting, more in-your-face than ... the Yankees dugout, apparently.
In the sixth inning of New York's 6-1 win over the Rays, Starlin Castro launched a solo homer to left. After rounding the bases, he was greeted in the dugout not by high-fives but by a camera and microphone. Well, kind of:
That's Ronald Torreyes acting as cinematographer while Didi Gregorius plays the role of roving reporter and Luis Severino ... well, we're not quite sure what Severino is doing.
But the Yankees' new investigative reporting team wasn't done. The very next batter, Greg Bird, also went yard -- providing Gregorius with another chance to show off his homemade cup-mic:
And yet, somehow, the dingers weren't done. Aaron Hicks added a two-run shot later in the inning, and by that point -- in grand dugout interview tradition -- things started to get rowdy:
Alas, that was the last of New York's homers on the night, leaving us all to wonder just what it was that Gregorius asked his teammates. He was probably wondering whether a hot dog is or is not a sandwich.