For Yankees fans, the field of dreams has turned into one of nightmares.
After watching the New York Yankees end their season in the absolute worst of ways — a 6-2 Wild Card loss against arch rival Boston Red Sox — the Bronx Bombers’ faithful are feeling beyond blue on what can only be described as a lifeless and dreary Wednesday in the Big Apple.
Now all that remains for Yankees fans is a deep sadness, an emptiness, feelings of frustration, angst, futility, jealousy, and upsetting emotions that are beyond words — especially for those who don’t “get it” like the diehards do.
That’s sports depression. It’s a legitimate mental health condition that licensed professional counselor Greg Miller has been treating for years at Thriveworks in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Miller knows this pain all too well as a self-confessed victim of sports depression in 2013 after watching the San Francisco 49ers, his favorite football team, take an Edgar Allan Poe beatdown from the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.
“Sports depression is just like losing a job or a relationship: it’s something you’ve invested a lot of time in psychologically, emotionally and physically,” Miller told The Post, quickly admitting that the Yanks’ one game playoff was more than just a game for New York.