Even though Joba Chamberlain swallowed a bug, he still had a great outing against Cleveland, pitching eight stellar innings. I listened to the first half of the game on the radio, and was lucky to be arriving home just around the time when Joba made that belly flop double play. So I got to see it live. (Click here if you haven't seen it yet.)
The play was both athletic and hilarious - Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia were shown guffawing over it. I'm thinking the Joba play could be a new dance - the catch on the ground, the hat falling off, the throw, and then the finale, a double fist pump with a little shaking around? Throw in some bug swatting, and you've got a hit. Do the Joba!
Hmmm - are Red Sox fans going to complain about the double fist pump, given that Yankees weren't leading at the time (the score was tied)? Meanwhile, Jonathan Papelbon throws a towel at a photographer, and nobody says a peep. But I digress.
That eighth inning brought back some bad bug flashbacks, though. And when YES showed the 2007 midge clip, I got angry all over again at why the Yanks didn't walk off the field in protest. Fortunately, the Rally Midge didn't get the job done this time, and the Yanks won.
I did miss seeing Nick Swisher have to fight a flock of seagulls last night. Maybe they were attracted to him because of the SwishHawk hair?
In other news, the Yanks set an MLB record with their 18th consecutive game without an error. Congrats.
Now the Yanks head home, back to the Homer-Happy House That Trost Built. With Texas in the house tonight, expect to crane your neck a lot watching balls fly out of the stadium this series.
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