In his first year with the Bombers, Raul Ibanez has already secured a place in Yankees lore with his heroics in the Bronx last night.
With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Joe Girardi made the ‘gut’ decision to sit Alex Rodriguez down in favor of the left-handed hitting Ibanez. Well, Ibanez responded by blasting a game-tying, two-run round tripper, only to follow it up with a game-winner in the bottom of the 12th, as the Yanks prevailed 3-2 over the Orioles — taking a 2-1 series lead in the process.
To say Craig was fired up would be an understatement – and we don’t do ‘understatements’ round here. Running on pure adrenaline, Craigie opened up this October 11, 2012, edition of the Morning Extravaganza praising Joe Girardi and the rest of the Bronx Bombers, after they took care of business last night against Buck Showalter and those gritty O’s.
According to Craig, Girardi earned his keep last night after his Yankees, once again, found a way to captivate New York.
Now Boomer is no Yankees fan, but even the Blonde Bomber was pretty pumped up, citing all of the playoff action as the root to his excitement, as the A’s also won in dramatic fashion over the Tigers out in Oakland. The Booms said the focus needed to be squarely on Ibanez, after the 40-year-old created a couple of unforgettable October moments, mere months after having his worth questioned during spring training.
Then Boomer went on to praise the Bombers’ bullpen, specifically David Robertson – which seemed a little odd after declaring it should be all about Ibanez, but who am I to question the talent?
But even after a night that included a couple of playoff baseball games, with a couple of iconic endings, the Jets managed to make it in the show open after their owner Woody Johnson said that Tim Tebow will be a Jet for the remainder of his contract and then head coach Rex Ryan matter of factly said that Mark Sanchez is his quarterback – for this week! Craig summed up the Jets talk with the obvious statement, ‘Thank God for the Yankees’ – TGFTY!
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