Boomer was rather proud of himself for coming up with the term ‘Buck Ball’ when describing how the Baltimore Orioles’ style emulates that of their manager, Buck Showalter – a man the Booms has grown quite fond of.
Regardless of who you root for, you can’t argue that the Orioles-Yankees ALDS has been a very well-managed series. On both a sad and admirable note, Joe Giradi’s father passed away last Saturday in his home town of Peroia, Illinois. In the interest of not wanting to distract his team, Girardi kept his father’s passing private. Boomer & Craig talked about Girardi’s trying time and the admirable manner in which he has handled it, before turning it over to Jerry Recco to get all the details from the Yankees’ 2-1, 13 inning loss to the O’s.
We got to hear postgame audio from both Girardi and his counterpart Showalter, as well as the captain, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez – who struck out in a big spot in the 8th and was later pulled in the bottom of the 13th in favor of Eric Chavez, who promptly lined out to 3rd base to end the game.
We also heard about the exclusive company A-Rod now joins after striking out multiple times in each of the first four games of the series.
Plus, the Giants finish off the Reds in Cincinnati with a 6-4 win, Jason Werth saw to it that the Nationals would live to play a Game 5, as he hit a ‘walk-off’ shot in the bottom of the 9th to secure a 2-1 win for the Nats over the defending champion Cardinals. The Titans stunned the Steelers 26-23 on Thursday Night Football thanks to a 40 yards Rod Bironas field goal as time expired. Craig feels like the Knicks have lied and once again Jerry fails to get through an entire update without making a mistake…