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April 21, 2005

April 21st @ The Blue Jays

File tonight under: Nail-biter. Some random game thoughts:

Regarding the play that Tino made on the pop-up in the 9th - and, put a star next to that puppy - if he makes that play in the same spot during a World Series game, we'd be talking about it for the next quarter-century. Also, what are the odds that Giambi makes that play in that spot if he's playing 1B? About the same odds of someone confusing Yao Ming for Pam Anderson.

I'm not really into the latest law enforcement regs, but, when did it become a crime to throw strikes to Orlando Hudson?

It was encouraging to see Tom (I swear I didn't toss my cookies in Boston) Gordon touch 94 a few times on the gun tonight. Maybe he's on the way back?

Joe having Quantrill warm up tonight and then ditching him for Gordon was interesting. Torre usually warms a guy to bring him in. In Gossage's book, he said that RP in the past would call this getting a "dry hump." (Being warmed up and not getting into the game.) Ballplayers create the best slang.

Gustavo Chacin (who's full name is Gustavo G. Adolfo Chacin, by the way) is something with those shades. I've already seen some 'net references to him and Corey (Sunglasses at Night) Hart. Personally, the first thing I thought was "The dude reads too many comics and thinks he's Scott "Cyclops" Summers of the X-men." Turns out it's just a prescription thing - like that Punky QB Jim McMahon doing the Superbowl Shuffle. (Chacin actually reminds me of a young David Wells, talent-wise, that is. He could be a good one.)

Lastly, I want to thank Alex and Cliff of Bronx Banter for the mention of WasWatching.com there today. Alex and Cliff are classy dudes, great Yankee fans, and their site is highly recommended.

Karma at work: Mel Stottlemyre getting a sore heel. Only fair, and all, with him being the Yankees Achilles’ heel for a few seasons now.

Yankee baseball. You're soaking in it.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at April 21, 2005 10:30 PM


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Posted by: Steve Lombardi at April 22, 2005 11:43 AM

Nice blog - another Bronx Banter guy here.

Tino's great catch easily made up for his 3 K's on the night - if Hillenbrand had gotten on base, the Jays would have gotten at least one run that inning.

Posted by: Mike at April 22, 2005 04:04 PM

Thanks Mike.
And, if that pop had fallen.....well, let's just say that Stein would have ordered some extra pop-up drills for the team. [wink]

Posted by: Steve Lombardi at April 22, 2005 04:25 PM