Tuesday, September 25, 2018


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Just when you forget about Brett Gardner, partly because he's the dinosaur of the Yankee organization, he comes out and delivers big time, not only with his bat, but with his glove. Brett's a leader. We can never forget that.

Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post writes about Gardy and it's the best piece I've seen all morning. Here's some of it:

"At the crack of the bat, David Robertson knew he was in trouble. Big trouble. There were runners at the corners, two outs, a full count to Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe. And Lowe hit a screaming missile to center field. The ball had trouble tattooed on it from contact. “He crushed it,” Robertson said later...

Gardner sped under the ball just as it was about to fall on the warning track, leapt with both arms and the one with his glove on it, the right hand, smothered the ball. It saved two runs, saved a 3-1 lead, helped propel the Yankees to a 4-1 win that eliminated the Rays from postseason consideration and edged the Yankees closer to hosting the wild-card play-in game next Wednesday."

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Gardy was also 1-2 with and run and RBI.  No slouch last night.

And that's what I speak of when I speak of leadership on the pages of BYB. Guys like Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia have a presence with the Yankees, but it all goes back to what Jake Hensley, Ty Hensley's brother said when he was made Captain of the Warriors, his college football team. (Read THOSE HENSLEY BOYS ARE WINNERS.)

"Everybody's gotta be captain."  

That's how great teams are made. Gardy is a silent captain, but everyone on this team is a leader in some way.

The Yanks win another and they are doing it with alittle help from everyone.  Gotta love it.

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