Saturday, July 18, 2009

Style And Substance

Plate umpire Tim Tschida (Shee- da) is one of the few umps who gives his strike calls a little extra early in the ball-strike count. Here, the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is taking strike two, but Tschida is up with a strong right hand and a high knee lift to let the big crowd at the stadium know he's into the game. Of course, Tschida's mannerisms are mild compared to Leslie Nielsen's in the movie, Naked Gun.

The substance is - once again - rain. We've had more than our share of rain this season and this shower delayed the game for almost one hour. But after it cleared up - the Yankees went onto a 5-3 win over Detroit.

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