Tuesday, April 3, 2007

As Advertised

Doug Mientkiewicz came as advertised.

“He’s a tough ballplayer who will do anything to win,” Brian Cashman promised.

On Opening Day Mientkiewicz dropped a perfect sacrifice bunt that set up a big sixth inning and used an aggressive slide to get under Dioner Navarro’s tag with a huge insurance run in the eighth.

Many in the Bronx got their first look on Sunday when he left the Stadium after a work out. He had bags over each shoulder and was rolling two other huge suitcases. When fans yelled his name he turned smoothly, nodded and winked.

Slick fielding.

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