Wednesday, May 30, 2007
If you missed yet another Yankees loss last night you probably didn't see Aaron Hill complete one of the most exciting/awesome plays in baseball. The straight steal of home plate.
Andy Pettitte was apparently dreaming of Roger Clemens when the kid took off from third....
With the count 1-1, and Jays catcher Jason Phillips on first base, Hill got the go ahead from third-base coach Brian Butterfield to steal home if the opportunity was there.You can watch the video below if you'd like, but I'd suggest not to. George Steinbrenner can destroy you if he knows your IP Address....and trust me....he will bring you down. Bring you down to Chinatown my friend.
As Pettitte went into the stretch, he turned his head turned toward first base in anticipation of the next pitch, and Hill made a break for home plate. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and catcher Jorge Posada began screaming and wildly waving their arms, desperately trying to get Pettitte's attention. By the time Pettitte realized what was happening, though, it was too late.
I love how people in the stands just have a feeling that something is going to happen, and start rolling film (turn on their cell phones). Pretty soon we won't even need SportsCenter.