Baseball at its Best
It took until Alex Rodriguez’ home run in the fourth inning
last night for the Citizens Bank Park crowd to lose it’s venom and for the
noise level to become bearable.
Tonight, in Game 4 of the World Series, the Yankees wasted
no time dulling the crowd noise. Derek Jeter led off the game with a single,
Johnny Damon followed with a double and Mark Teixeira knocked in the first run
with a grounder to the right side. Within minutes of the game’s start, the
Yankees were ahead. And after Phillies starter Joe Blanton drilled Rodriguez
with a fastball in the upper back — and received a warning from the home plate
umpire — the Yankees tacked on a second run.
The Phillies came back in the bottom of the first and tagged
CC Sabathia for one run. Immediately, the white towels were waiving and the
atmosphere turned hostile again.
So far, it appears that the biggest game of the year to date
is going to be a hard fought and nasty battle. The first inning can accurately
be summed up as a roller coaster.
–Alfred Santasiere III