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Giancarlo Stanton Bothered by Pressure? No. Furniture? Maybe

DETROIT — When Giancarlo Stanton left Yankee Stadium after his first homestand in New York amid a crescendoing chorus of boos, there was no shortage of theories as to why the newly acquired slugger had such a miserable first week in the Bronx.

Maybe the jeers — from a homestand in which he had twice fanned five times in a game — had gotten into his head. Maybe he was trying too hard to make a good first impression. Maybe he was not cut out for the scrutiny of New York.

As it turns out, maybe it was something else all together.