Monday, July 5, 2010

Don't send Swish, send Thames

Went to my first Yankee game of the year today, and boy was it a doozy. Usually when I go to a game it is a blowout one way or the other, but this game had it all. The big highlight, of course, was Marcus Thames's walk-off pinch-hit single hours after coming off the disabled list. I had been to a game with a walkoff before, but never in the AJ Burnett era, so it was my first time seeing a player getting a pie in the face, which was pretty cool.

Other things I had never seen live in a major league game before today:
1. Mariano Rivera blowing a save.
2. An inside the park home run.
3. A double play on a sacrifice bunt that was not caught on a fly.
4. Three Yankees getting thrown out at home, two on successive plays.

Nick Swisher is one of the 5 players on the ballot for the last player to get on the AL All Star team, and all day on the scoreboard there were signs to "Send Swish!" Third base coach Rob Thompson took that to heart, twice sending him home just to get thrown out.

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