Watch Mike Yastrzemski Teach Boston Slang to Giants Teammate in Hilarious Video
We've all seen those funny videos of a Massachusetts native showing some of our "funny" words to out-of-towners. In fact, we've done it a number of times right here on this site.
There was something special, though, about the latest of these videos published on San Francisco's sports radio station KNBR. The video features Andover's Mike Yastrzemski grilling his fellow San Francisco Giants' teammate Austin Slater, who is originally from Jacksonville, Florida.
Mike, a St. John's Prep alum, was armed with an iPad and rattled off a bunch of Bostonian words that appeared on his screen.
The comic gold was when Slater tried to figure out what these words meant, and how to use them in a sentence.
A partial list of the Boston slang words that appear in the video are:
- The Hub
- Wicked Pissah
If the name Yastrzemski sounds familiar, yes, Mike is the grandson of Baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, who succeeded Ted Williams in left field, playing a record 23 years for the Boston Red Sox.
After playing for St. John's Prep in Danvers, Mike played collegiate baseball at Vanderbilt. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox before college, then the Seattle Mariners after college.
He ended up making his Major League Baseball debut with the San Francisco Giants in 2019, playing a series in Boston in September of that season. Mike's grandfather, Carl, threw out the first pitch before one of those games.