Lofunzo wrote: Pacman wrote:
Transmogrifier wrote:Yeah, that's not bad. Let me bask in Roberts glory for a second. There were three pickoff attempts--Rivera knew he was going, I knew he was going, everyone in that stadium knew he was going...and he went on the first pitch, and got just under Jeter's tag.
Afterwards, Jeter said something to the effect of: "I don't know how you sit on the bench all night, cold, and come in and steal a base. Good job." (That's classy.)
Apparently in the seventh, Roberts went into the film room and studied Rivera's move, in preparation. Thanks.
It was an amazing night, and that was a huge play. Props on that play to Posada, who almost freakin GOT HIM with a strong throw down to 2nd.
Tell me, Yankees fans, do you guys love Posada as much as I think you should? That guy seems like such a solid player, but I hear his name bandied about in trade talks so much. I may be somewhat biased because I've had him as my fantasy catcher several seasons, and really like what the guys does over the course of a season... anyway, just wondering.
I think that Posada has spoiled many Yankee fans. His offense is still better than most but he has been slipping a little. That was to be expected, though. He's getting older and is a catcher. I like him a lot. He has carried the offense at times. Receiving the ball is his weakness but he has a cannon.
Honestly, Posada is THE guy on the Yankees I hate to see come up to the plate against the Sox, especially with men on base. Not that the rest of the NY lineup isn't totally dangerous, usually 1-thru-9, but Posada is the guy who always scares me. (Matusi's becoming like that to me too, just frikkin DANGEROUS...)
Oh yeah, and I'd be thrilled if I can get JoPo again for my fantasy team in 05. I got stuck with Piazza last season and he killed me.
When do pitchers and catchers report? I hate winter.