September 29, 2020 | 2:58pm | Updated September 29, 2020 | 4:28pm
The Yankees’ biggest fans appear to be on the move.
Ahead of Game 1 of the AL’s wild-card round between the Yankees and Indians in Cleveland, the wives and girlfriends of Yankees players — including Aaron Judge’s embattled gal pal, Samantha Bracksieck — documented their travels Sunday, according to screenshots from Awesemo.com.
“On the way to the airport but don’t know where we’re going,” a message read on one Instagram story featuring Mike Tauchman’s wife, Eileen. That message came before the Yankees knew which team they would be facing in the wild-card round.
MLB is not allowing the families of road teams to attend games, even though home teams will be allowed to have such guests. If the Yankees advance, then the team and their traveling support system head west for an ALDS that will be contested in either Los Angeles or San Diego. Those games can be attended by guests from both sides.
Family members of players on contending teams were asked to quarantine for the final week of the regular season.
On Monday, outspoken Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer called out the league on Twitter for their ruling.
“Home team: family members can attend the games. Visiting team: family members cannot attend the games. @mlb: Yup! Checks out!” Bauer wrote. “Guess we didn’t win enough games this year to earn the right for our family to watch us play. Sorry Mom and Dad!
“Families can’t stay with players at our hotel. It’s supposed to be a ‘bubble’, yet random members of the community can stay there, ride the same elevators, share the same lobby, etc. Some bubble this is. I guess player families should just call the hotel and book a room?” he continued.
The Reds will face the Braves in Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon.