• June 12th vs. The Diamondbacks

    Posted by on June 13th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    There’s some stories from this game. Finally reaching .500 again. Worm Killer Wang toughing it out. Abreu’s long blast in the first. Farnsworth continuing to struggle. Cairo flashing his leather at first. Beating a “brand name pitcher” in Webb, etc.

    But, the biggest story for me from this contest is what happened before the game. Channel 9 had a camera on the Yankees dugout – where we got to see Johnny Damon go along the entire length of the bench, before the game, and do a special handshake with every player on the bench. We also saw Tony Pena teasing Miggy Cairo – not giving him a ball to use in the infield warm-up. Then we saw Andy Pettitte walk the bench, like Damon, doing “the fist” or a handshake, again, with everyone on the bench. Then Worm Killer came to the bench after his pre-game bullpen, and he too walked the bench doing special handshakes and/or fists with everyone on the bench – and also with some non-uniformed personnel outside the dugout near the on-deck circle.

    There was a ton of energy and life on that bench before the game. And, there was that “swagger” that people talk about good teams having – - where they know they’re going to play a game and that they’re going to win that game.

    Me likey. Me likey a lot.

    Comments on June 12th vs. The Diamondbacks

    1. Garcia
      June 13th, 2007 | 9:19 am

      Great game indeed. I hardly watched, but the little I watched I was quite happy about.

      Let’s keep it going.

      Maybe this might be the Yanks chance to get a BUC for cheap.
      http://www.baseballmusings.com/archives/021246.php

    2. Don
      June 13th, 2007 | 2:19 pm

      I guess you fire Joe Torre people were right. The new manager has invigorated the team. Too bad Joe Torre couldn’t have done this, he’d still be the Yankees manager. I admit my error in supporting Torre. This could never have happened with Torre managaing the team.

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