Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
August 15, 2006: N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 3
This one unfolded pretty much as expected. The Orioles have decent hitters and starting pitchers. Their weakness is their bullpen. So they just had to wait Bedard out, then beat up on the middle relief. Which they did.
We saw the best and worst of Bobby Abreu in this game. His strong arm (or the threat of it) kept many a runner at bay. On the other hand, he really is awful playing near the wall. I certainly don't expect a superstar veteran like him to crash into walls like Bubba. But it's more than that. He's not just hesitant near the wall, he looks terrified of it. He approaches the wall the way someone who is afraid of heights approaches the edge of a cliff. He really has a wall phobia.
Sigh. We could use a good LIDR, y'know?
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