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Wrapping up a big night in the Bronx

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Blogroll, Podcast on Jul 31, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The last time the Yankees hit eight homers in a game they were by Joe DiMaggio (2), Babe Dahlgren (2), Bill Dickey, George Selkirk, Joe Gordon and Tommy Henrich.

Joe Torre met with Kyle Farnsworth before the game to talk about his comments and actions on Sunday. Farnsworth refused to speak to the media before the game. “Don’t even come over, I have nothing to say to anybody,” he said.

After the game, Farnsworth just shook his head when asked for a comment.

On the other side of the accountability scale we have Alex Rodriguez. After going 0 for 5 and getting taken out of the game in the eighth inning, few would have been surprised had he showered and left., But he stuck around to talk.

“That was a home run derby. It was pretty cool,” he said. “There were lots of pictures taken today; they took pictures of the wrong guy.”

Rodriguez said he felt left out of the homer parade and joked that he kept changing his seat in the dugout trying to change his luck.

But he did hit the ball hard several times. “Especially to (Jermaine) Dye, the last one, the center field one, the ball to the track in center,” he said. “Anytime I go up the middle or the other way it’s a good sign.”

Class move by Alex to stick around.

Said Jorge Posada: “He’ll hit two tomorrow.”

For a change, here is some audio from Johnny Damon:

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6 Responses to “Wrapping up a big night in the Bronx”

  1. Go NYR July 31st, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    It looks like Alex is ready to explode. I think he hits 3 tomorrow

  2. Top Cat July 31st, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Kyle was on the back page of the Post on Monday (it wasn’t flattering), so I can see why he’s angry.

    But judging from tonight’s results, that’s a good thing – getcha angry up, Kyle.

    Peter, did Kyle decline all media, even the “Field and Stream” beat guy??

  3. Ben July 31st, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Great to see Alex seems to be relaxed.

  4. Vito July 31st, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Pete,
    Saw you in the background during the Damon interview on YES. Nice to see the person behind the blog in action.

  5. Mehdi July 31st, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    Hey Top Cat wait till that smarmy English guy from Horse and Hounds comes up to Kyle for a quote, he is going to lose his sh*t.

  6. Phil August 1st, 2007 at 2:22 am

    He hit the ball as hard as anyone tonight, and it was a truly great seen when he gave his bat to that kid after his final AB. I haven’t seen it mentioned in any of the stories yet, but that was the Mean Joe commercial without the coke. And it was much more impressive than any of the homers, though they rocked.

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