Yes, the laughing lady is back and she couldn’t have come at a better time. I’d been spending forever on the phone with an Apple “specialist” trying to figure out why my new iPhone wasn’t doing anything it was supposed to do, and by the time the game started I was a raving lunatic. Imagine my delight when Verlander turned out to be very un-Verlanderish.
Even though Nova wasn’t having a good night either, once it seemed the Yanks were hitting the ball I had a hunch they’d come back and win the game. That said, I do have a complaint: Raul Ibanez’s defense. It was scary how bad he looked on that triple. I sure hope Gardner gets healthy in a hurry.
Back to the happy stuff, I was just getting our rally burgers on the dinner table when the Swisher-Cano-Tex combo produced the tying run. I was so excited that I accidentally squirted ketchup all over myself, but who cared. Then Mo was his normal perfect self and Jeter hustled his way around the bases and that was that.
I did miss AJ’s pie ritual. No, A-Rod didn’t hit a walk-off, but he played traffic cop signaling Jeter home. Surely that should have ended in somebody getting a towel full.
At some point in the season, one of the players will have to take over pie duty. I vote for Swisher unless, of course, he happens to be the recipient.
Nice win, because the Tigers have been faltering. It was important to take advantage.