This is the moment swarms of overjoyed baseball fans celebrate the New York Yankees’ recent win at the American League Division Series (ALDS) just a few days before the team’s devastating loss against the Houston Astros.
Thousands of elated spectators can be seen tearing through the streets of the Bronx in New York City after the team’s recent 5 – 1 victory against the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday, 18th October.
The nail-biting match took place in the Guardians’ home city in Ohio, according to local media reports.
The celebrations were short-lived, however, as the Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros in a dramatic American League Championship Series (ALCS) match that took place on Monday, 24th October, according to the Major League Baseball organisation.
In the video, throngs of Yankees fans can be heard chanting “we want Houston” as they pour into the streets of New York City.
The clip was uploaded by Billy Singh (‘pavneel_b’), 31, an IT Systems Analyst from New York who told Newsflash that the video was recorded next to the Yankees Stadium in the Bronx.
He added: “It was a moment that needed to be captured so others online can enjoy as well.”
The post racked up over 52 thousand likes and 1211 comments after it was shared by ‘whatisnewyork’.
One netizen wrote: “Will be funny watching the Astros in the World Series, again.”
Another user added: “… this is the last chance they’ll get to celebrate this year so let them have it.”
As predicted, the match, which consists of a playoff between the two winners of the ALDS, saw the hopes and dreams of Yankees fans dashed as the baseball team hoped to bag a win against the formidable Houston Astros, a team that has never been defeated by the Yankees in a playoff series, according to reports.
The Houston Astros went on to defeat the New York Yankees with a score of HOU 6, NYY 5 in their final match.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told local media it was an “awful ending” to the Yankees’ season.
He added: “It stings.”
The Houston Astros will now move on to the 2022 World Series where they are set to play their first match against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, 28th October.
This news comes after the Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres on Sunday, 23rd October.
Bryce Harper, a professional baseball player who recently signed a USD 330 million (GBP 291.761.250) contract with the Phillies, reportedly led the team into victory after hitting a “two run homer in the eighth inning” during the match.
He told local media: “I said, ‘Let’s give them something to remember.’”