Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another "Walk-Off" Another Pie!

The man in the middle of the action at home plate is Nick Swisher who is arriving to a happy collection of his teammates who want to congratulate him after he hit a game-winning homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat Tampa Bay, 3-2, at Yankee Stadium in New York.

It's the 13th so-called "walk-off" win for the Yankees this season at the new stadium. Just amazing and a lot of fun to watch. And a celebration like this means the hero is headed for a whipped-cream pie in the face ...

... And the man in charge of preparing and delivering the pies, pitcher A.J. Burnett, was right on time with his latest creation that Swisher really enjoyed. Swisher is a happy, up-beat type of person and he's admired for those qualities by players and fans alike. So he was glad to be a part of another exciting Yankee victory. As for Derek Jeter's pursuit of the Yankees' all-time hit record ...

... Jeter had another game with no hits in four tries and is hitless in his last 12 at-bats. A fan in the left-field seats fires a camera in an attempt to record one of four more hits Jeter needs to pass Lou Gehrig's team record of 2,721 hits. If Jeter is feeling any pressure, reporters had to guess. He wasn't around to answer questioins after the game.

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