Tuesday, October 6, 2015
SOMETIMES IT'S ABOUT THE MOMENT!
Who knows what will happen tonight. Baseball is a fickle game because no matter the talent that stands on the field, be it the favorite or underdog... anything can happen on any given day. That's what makes it amazing.
I often think about "moments"... moments you never saw coming that can literally change the turnout of a game or series. I wanted to share 3 of my favorite Yankee homers at the perfect time in a playoff game. Maybe it can linger over to Yankee Stadium tonight and help them out.
Who remembers where you were when Jimmy Leyritz cranked one out when we least expected it. It was the 1996 World Series off Mark Wohlers. Remember? Wohlers was the favorite in that match up, but he had an off night.
Remember Ricky Ledee? He didn't do much in New York, but damn he was fun to watch.
I remember that Grand Slam from Ricky Ledee against Rod Beck in the 1999 ALCS. It was huge. The Yankees went on to win the World Series.
How about when Scott Brosius went big against Byung-Hyun Kim in the 2001 World Series.
It was Game 5, in the 12th and it kept New York's hopes alive in a very dark time in our nation's history.
All I'm saying is... there are champions in all of us and these moments with lesser players have proven great things. Amazing moments from many players you wouldn't ever expect big things from. But in that split second, when adrenaline is flowing... big things can happen.
Tonight... the Yankees can do this. The Yanks are not expected to beat the Astros. Something tells me they don't believe it though.
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