Don’t Ever Hit The Captain In The Head (Or Anywhere Else)

August 24th, 2012 by Jane Heller

I nearly passed out when I saw that pitch zero in on Jeter’s head/helmet. I started yelling at the jerk Indians starter, as did Jeter, but was relieved that our captain was okay. He did sit next to Stevie Donahue during the game; I hope that was just because there weren’t any other seats on the bench.

CC tried to retaliate, and his effort wound up in a homer. He was great though in his return from the DL – really ace-like – and it was such a pleasure to watch him work.

Soriano? He’s a pleasure when he un-tucks his shirt after escaping trouble. He must enjoy drama. In any case, he got the save and I’m very grateful. That ninth inning was hairy.

What a game for Swisher. The offense is still struggling – how many times did we put men on base only to strand them there? – but Swish delivered and the Yanks won. Even better, the Rays lost.

The big news around baseball is the pending trade between the Red Sox and the Dodgers. If it goes through, I’ll be devastated not to see Josh Beckett anymore.


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4 Responses to “Don’t Ever Hit The Captain In The Head (Or Anywhere Else)”

  1. YankeeCase says:

    Oh, boy… That was a little too close, wasn’t it? But then again these guys wouldn’t have led the AL Central for so long without having some kind of talent, right?

    I didn’t see Jeter’s head knock, but I’m glad he’s ok. That’s always a big no-no, no matter who it is in the batter’s box. I really hate to see that kind of stuff. I hope it wasn’t intentional. Let’s just play baseball…

    I thought it was pretty shocking when I first heard the trade rumors earlier this morning. I thought for sure they meant for next season! They are obviously giving up on this season, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Bobby V isn’t around next year. That’s going to be a LOT of money they’ll have free, among Gonzalez’s, and Crawford’s, and Beckett’s contracts… It’s a little scary, honestly.

    As scary as the ninth inning in this game? Whew… I don’t know! Can the man please not get into many more jams like that, please?? Ack!

  2. Barbara says:

    I was out and missed the game and came home and watched part. The ninth would have scared me if I didn’t already know the result was ok. I hope we an get over the risp problem before the post season. It is how the year started but then were winning and it got so much better.
    The red sox have been drama and headlines all year despite their play. It feels like the old days of the Yankees when they wanted headlines regardless of wins. If this goes through I think it is the only way for the sox to try to rebuild from their mess.

  3. Jane Heller says:

    YankeeCase, I think the Boston trade will be the only time when a team fires the players and keeps the manager. It’s very possible they’ll give Valentine another shot with young players. But to make Loney the cornerstone of your trade? Oh well. As you said, they’ll have lots and lots of money to spend, presumably on pitching. And yes, Soriano has to stop scaring us like that.

    I don’t know what to say about the RISP problem, Barbara. It’s dogged us all year, erased only by the homers and occasional big hit. It’s a little late in the season to suddenly learn how to solve it.

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