OK, now that (bottom of the 3rd inning) was a rally! I’m glad that the Yankees were listening.
I have to confess that I fell asleep around midnight, in front of the TV, just about the start of the 7th inning. Somehow, I got myself from the couch to the bedroom in a sleep-walk manner. But, I knew the Yankees were way ahead as I hit the pillow. Still, when I woke up this morning, I had to think to myself “Don’t tell me that they blew this game in the last three innings.” I’m glad that they didn’t.
Paul Lo Duca has now made my “He’s An A-hole” list. Here are his comments regarding his beef from last night (via the News):
Alex Rodriguez struck the big blow of the night, but Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca didn’t think he handled it in a classy way at all.
When Rodriguez crossed the plate after his third-inning grand slam, the two of them had such a heated exchange that plate umpire Tim McClelland had to get between them.
Lo Duca said that not only did Rodriguez spend too much time watching the flight of his home run, he didn’t like the way the 2005 MVP flipped his bat or that he looked into the Yankees’ dugout en route to first base.
“You hit a home run. It’s a big home run,” Lo Duca said. “Listen, I understand he’s getting booed. To me he’s a great player. So you hit it, you watch it. That’s fine.
“You don’t toss your bat and look in your dugout and do that. I thought that was disrespectful.”
This is funny, because, I could swear that I saw Jose Reyes during Saturday’s game, on second base in the 4th inning, clapping and doing a mini-version of the chicken dance while pointing to the Mets dugout when the Mets took a (then) 5-2 lead on Randy Johnson. Am I just dreaming this? If not, then Lo Duca should take a look at his own house before reacting like he did last night. Besides, A-Rod didn’t do anything show-boaty last night, compared to today’s standards. Lo Duca’s position on this thing just stinks of punk.
Speaking of A-Rod, some game, huh? You have to be happy for him. And, I can’t help but wonder how Ron Villone felt about this series. He grew up a Yankees fan in New Jersey. Think he ever imagined himself, while playing whiffle-ball in his backyard as a kid, pitching for the Yankees against the Mets, in front of a full house? Now, he got to do it, twice, and win. That’s cool.