I'm tired of saying we came close – Yankees' Hicks wants a World Series
Aaron Hicks has had enough of losing, the New York Yankees centerfielder is desperate to win the MLB World Series.
The Yankees have had two strong seasons in succession, winning more than 100 games last year and making it to the American League Championship Series in 2017.
New York – who have not won the World Series since 2003 – lost to eventual champions the Boston Red Sox in the AL Division Series last season.
Hicks is tired of falling short in his bid for ultimate glory, telling reporters: "I want to win a World Series.
"I'm tired of losing. We've come so close, but I'm tired of saying we came close."
Last season's loss to the Red Sox in the ALDS hit Hicks particularly hard.
"I'm still not over it," he said. "I'm not over it until we win."
The Yankees' trip to the ALCS two years ago was a bit of a surprise. New York were a couple of years ahead of schedule, but thanks to a near-MVP campaign from Aaron Judge and great performances from several other players, the famous franchise were one game away from making it to the World Series.
Last season, the Yankees lost in four games in the ALDS and were left extremely disappointed. It has been 10 years since New York have won a title and that is fresh on the mind of a lot of players.
"It's been a disappointing 10 years," Brett Gardner told reporters earlier this week. "And I know for our fans it's been disappointing too. ... It's been just as disappointing, if not more so for me, and I've lost probably more sleep over it than just about anybody."
The drought and the influx of young talent has the Yankees motivated for a deep run this year. And, the additions of stars like James Paxton have only increased New York's chances of claiming the franchise's 28th World Series win.
"We've come in a little bit more hungry," second-year infielder Gleyber Torres said.