Apr 26, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT
Yankees fans have likely seen this already and gnashed their teeth over it in appropriate measure. Or maybe in disproportionate measure, seeing as though the one run it led to didn’t matter given that the Yankees were shutout. Still, it was a monumentally poor effort for all involved.
Ninth inning, nobody out, Alexi Ramirez at bat. He pops up between the mound and short, and … no one gets it.
It’s been a long time since I’ve played any kind of baseball, but my fuzzy memory tells me that, even though it was closer to Rafael Soriano, that’s Jeter’s ball, because pitchers are taught not to go back over the mound in an effort to field baseballs because therein lie broken ankles and stuff. Assuming that’s the right call, the bad is on Jeter for snoozing when the ball left the bat and not recovering in time.
But hey, at least everything else is going well for him this month.
- Hank Aaron is getting vile racist hate mail in retaliation for pointing out that racism still exists (244)
- “They Don’t Know Henry” (167)
- The Red Sox are still steamed that a PED guy played against them in the playoffs last year (133)
- Doug Glanville’s story about being racially profiled at his own home (125)
- There is still a racial divide in baseball (112)