• May 27th vs. The Red Sox

    Posted by on May 27th, 2005 · Comments (4)

    Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin’,
    tossed salad and scrambled eggs.
    Oh my,
    mercy.

    What’s with the theme to Frasier? Here goes: I’m watching the game tonight, and it’s the Cano Show, ya know? And, I’m thinking “This guy is so smooth, he could be the Silver Surfer” and then I thought “He might be the smoothest dude to play in New York since Clyde Frazier.” And, just then Frazier Cano came into my head and right away I realized how close that sounds to “Frasier Crane”………and, then, well, the music started.

    Just earlier this week, I heard A-Rod doing an interview on WFAN and Mike Francesa asked Alex about Cano. And, Rodriguez noted that he brings energy to the game, had a great smile, and was very confident. Francesa noted that Cano looked confident at the plate and Alex added that he (Cano) thinks he can hit anyone (and then laughed). Well, tonight, Robinson showed he can hit anyone and hit them in a big game too.

    Speaking of hitting, congrats to Gary Sheffield for reaching WARP 7 on that homerun blast tonight. Holy Zefram Cochrane Batman!

    Now, time for a true confession. My eyes blurred a little in the beginning of the game, and, I swear, for a moment, when this happened and I was watching the Big Unit pitch, all I could see was Lee Guetterman. But, I’ll give Randy a pass since he said he had extra MPH tonight for the first time in a while and Posada said in the post-game that tonight was the “best I’ve seen him” this season.

    And, speaking of Posada, he deserves a tip of the cap for blocking the plate twice in the 6th. There was a time when he would never do this. On the throw from Womack to nail Bellhorn, I think I even saw Jorgie throw his left elbow out there a little too, just for extra measure. Nice.

    Anyone else out there say it and then almost do it when they saw Mueller come up to face Mo in the 9th? And, speaking of Mo – boy, the segues are flying tonight – Torre said in the post-game that perhaps both Rivera and Gordon are not available tomorrow. This could be interesting.

    Comments on May 27th vs. The Red Sox

    1. Jen
      May 28th, 2005 | 12:24 am

      I haven’t had that much fun at a game in a long time. And it was nice to finally have some decent weather for a change. Cano was hitting some bombs during BP. Just gave me a good feeling that he could get a big hit tonight. On the post-game Waldman had said that Torre wasn’t going to even start him today because he hadn’t seen a knuckler before and didn’t want him to be overmatched. But Donnie and Gerardi thankfully talked him out of it.

      There’s some nice pics of Posada blocking the plate on espn.com.

      http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?photoId=765375&gameId=250527110

      http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?photoId=765390&gameId=250527110

      As for Rivera and Gordon not being available tomorrow, I would feel comfortable using Sturtze to close out the game if necessary. We just have to hope that Pavano can give them at least 7 solid innings.

    2. May 28th, 2005 | 8:23 am

      Jen, do you go to *every” game? ;-)
      Signed, very jealous.

    3. Jen
      May 28th, 2005 | 9:19 am

      Pretty much Steve. I have the 61 game package.

    4. May 28th, 2005 | 12:57 pm

      You should be on that YES Ultimate Road Trip show instead of those other people!

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