The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


For those of you scoring at home, that would be 4 at-bats, 0 hits, and that, to me, was more satisfying than the boos that rang out around Fenway and the money that was thrown onto the field.

I don't know how much NESN pushed the "When Johnny Comes CrawlingMarching Home" angle, but on YES it was the main event. Every Damon at-bat had the broadcast team in silence - a brief respite from Michael Kay for which we should be thankful - listening to the crowd and trying to work out if it was quieter or louder than the last time. Even after the game, with the Yankees having been sucker-puched by Big Papi - who apparently hadn't been informed that Myers was signed by the Yankees as a lefty-killer - it was all about Johnny.

Now, with that out of the way and a nice comeback win under our belts, we can finally get on with the rest of the season.