Rain Dance

Baltimore at Boston, ppd.

14 or 15 more like it and we’ve got something.  Meanwhile, why was Jeter sent home with nobody out?  It took a perfect throw, but still…

12 comments… add one
  • Maybe Luis is channeling Dale Sveum.

    MFY Fan April 27, 2005, 10:11 pm
  • We missed this one. Thankfully.

    YF April 27, 2005, 10:38 pm
  • I love this trend in Yankee baseball…win one or two then lose two or three. A few more like this one and I bet “The Boss'” poor little head is going to explode..wait, I don’t think that’s a bad thing is it? Anyhow, how do you think the Mullet (aka the UNIT) feels having been in last place for over a year and a month…

    Zimmerrolls April 27, 2005, 11:56 pm
  • Apparently Luis Sojo got wise quick to the first inning baserunning gaffe last night. Who knows whether Jeter had made up his mind to go home, but Sojo fell on the sword for Captain Perfect pretty fast. Wouldn’t want that reputation sullied by a boneheaded baserunning error…

    SF April 28, 2005, 9:28 am
  • SF no one said Jeter was perfect (it may have been his mistake and not Sojo’s), but your obvious envy is really pathetic. You know you wish he was on the Sox. Don’t hate the player hate the game… as they say.

    Joe in NJ April 28, 2005, 9:34 am
  • My envy of what? He’s a great player, nobody’s arguing. This was more about Sojo understanding who’s boss over there.

    SF April 28, 2005, 9:36 am
  • And don’t you forget it.

    Joe in NJ April 28, 2005, 9:54 am
  • My god you Sox fans are sad. SF, where do you come up with this stuff? Did you watch the game or do you just randomly make up things and spread it all over this site?
    If you watched the game you clearly saw Sojo waving Jeter home. That’s what a 3rd base coach does ya know. Are you saying because Jeter is the “boss” there Sojo waved him home because subconsciously he knew Jeter wanted to go and did not want to feel his wrath for not following through?
    Damn you are reaching SF. You are going to hurt yourself you keep stretching yourself so thin.

    Hammy April 28, 2005, 10:20 am
  • No, I watched the game. But I have heard endless paeans to how “instinctively great” a baserunner Jeter is (and he IS a great baserunner). But in this case, those instincts should have told him to stop at third, in the first inning, with the meat of the order coming up and nobody out. That’s all – Sojo waved him home, but if Jeter gets all the credit for his instinctive abilities and his ability to “feel” the basepaths. then when the play is RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM you’d think he’d follow them. Players, particularly of Jeter’s ability and stature, have the right to ignore their base coaches, however rarely they should do this – I am sure he’s done it before. Last night seemed like the time, and Jeter went home, mistakenly so. It was a big gaffe.
    But don’t take it personally, Hammy, it was an off-handed crack. Thin skin, much?

    SF April 28, 2005, 10:44 am
  • I didn’t take it personally. It wasn’t me running the base path, I was just surprised to see a Sox fan come up with some new conspiracy theory so soon after the “A-Rod faked saving a kid” fell apart on you guys.
    Jeter as the evil task master and Sojo as the quivering 3rd base coach is a novel approach though. I will give you credit for that. It’s that kind of imagination that allowed you guys to believe that 1 ring makes you a succesful franchise I guess.

    Hammy April 28, 2005, 11:27 am
  • 1 ring in 86 years of course. Let’s not forget those first 5 before waaaaaaay way back in the day when they used Milk cartons for gloves. Or was that Sammy? I am sorry I get all these fell good stories mixed up.

    Hammy April 28, 2005, 11:30 am
  • No conspiracy theory at all. It was interesting to see how contrite Sojo was even though Jeter’s the type of guy who supposedly can see the play developing in front of him and has both the ability and the leeway to take or disregard a base coach’s advice. Last night’s baserunning gaffe was a big one, the kind that Jeter (and Sojo, too) just shouldn’t make.
    Jeter should have held up, and Sojo could have been spared the embarrassing self-emasculation that he felt he had to offer up last night after the game. There’s no conspiracy here.

    SF April 28, 2005, 11:35 am

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