• It’s A Good Start

    Posted by on October 4th, 2005 · Comments (3)

    From the Post:

    Considering the players who have started postseason games in center field for the Yankees, Bubba Crosby will be in good company tonight in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels at Angel Stadium. After all, Crosby is never mentioned with Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Bernie Williams. Or even Mickey Rivers.

    Crosby, who made three trips between Triple-A Columbus and the Yankees this season and four a year ago, will be Joe Torre’s Game 1 starter in center against Bartolo Colon. Torre will use Bernie Williams as the DH.

    Crosby hit .276 in 76 games this season for the Yankees.

    “It’s an exciting feeling for them to have enough confidence in me from where I was two to three months ago,” Crosby said after yesterday’s workout. “I was able to come a long way in their eyes.”

    I guess that dreams can come true!

    Comments on It’s A Good Start

    1. rbj
      October 4th, 2005 | 10:24 am

      Wow, score one for Joe (Torre, that is. Not the Clipper).

    2. Jason O.
      October 4th, 2005 | 11:24 am

      I would have been more comfortable with Constantino at first and Giambi as the DH, Bernie in CF.

      I understand the defensive rationale behind the move, so I’m not overly concerned with taking Tino, a better fastball hitter, out of the lineup vs. Colon

      Plus, Joe has Tino’s left handed bat against the LAA bullpen. Krod, Shields, Donnelly and Escobar are all righties.

    3. rbj
      October 4th, 2005 | 12:16 pm

      Tino’s going to be the late inning defensive replacement. Nice that he’ll be a capable bat against the Angels’ bullpen.

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