Yankees fans chant 'fire Cashman' amid rough season
New York Yankees fans took aim at longtime general manager Brian Cashman during Friday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
With the Yankees all but assured of missing the postseason for the first time since 2016, fans started a "fire Cashman" chant. They also brought signs expressing their displeasure with the executive.
Although star outfielder Aaron Judge says he understands the fans' frustration, he also believes the entire club is at fault for a less-than-stellar 2023 season.
"Fans aren't happy," Judge said, according to Mark W. Sanchez of the New York Post. "The ones that are showing out every single night and spending a lot of good money to watch us win games, and this year we haven't.
"I think as an organization, top to bottom, we all take responsibility. As a player, we take the most. We're the ones out there doing it, we're the ones out there playing every single night."
The Yankees re-signed Cashman to a four-year contract extension last December. The deal takes the 55-year-old through the 2026 campaign.
Cashman has been the general manager since 1998, helping the Yankees win four World Series championships. However, the club hasn't been to the Fall Classic since 2009.