All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It's raining again...

May 15, 2006: Texas 4, N.Y. Yankees 2

Well, it was a bad night for the Yankees but a good night for Bubba. The Yanks had only two runs, but Bubba drove one of them in with a two-out RBI single in the 2nd inning.

His defense was sparkling, as usual, with a spectacular leaping, tumbling catch in LF. Mussina gave him credit:

The ball would have dropped for a hit if not for Crosby, who made an acrobatic catch before landing hard on the warning track.

"You can't make a better play than that," Mussina said. "It turns a double and guys running all over the place into a sac fly."

It was an amazing play to behold. (You can see it in RealMedia format here. It's just under 3 Mb.) But it did make me think that the Yanks do need to get another outfielder, if only as a backup. If Bubba keeps doing things like that, he's going to kill himself.

Either that, or accidentally launch himself into low earth orbit.

YES interviewed Bubba on their postgame show. He was a bit subdued, as they did lose the game. But it was interesting, hearing his comments on that catch.

See it here:

Postgame interview (5.75 Mb)

posted by BubbaFan, 8:43 PM


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