Music promoters, congressional aides, minor-league players, MTV executives and even a fairly high-ranking official in the Bush administration have written to blog headquarters. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that people from all walks of life follow the Yankees.
Even people in Hollywood.
Have you ever watched the show Gossip Girl on The CW? I have not. It’s from noted Yankees fan Josh Schwartz, the guy who did The O.C., and is about privileged teenagers who attend an elite private school in New York City. It’s very popular. Kristen Bell is the narrator.
Well, if you watch the episode this coming Monday, pay attention. A well-placed source (not Josh) reveals that Captain will say to Nate, “The Yankees are on today. Joba’s been pitching lights out.”
Later in the show, the entire casts debates whether Joba should pump his fist after strikeouts and a fight breaks out beteen Serena and Blair. OK, I made that part up. But the rest is true.
So now Joba is part of popular culture. Not bad for a rookie. Maybe Saturday Night Live is next.
Tell you what, he could pull it off.