Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Catch Up With Ketchup

Ketchup is good on french fries.

Catch up is needed after Opening Day.

It’s good that you can’t blog from Yankee Stadium. I certainly don’t need any distractions other than a pencil and my scorecard.

This is the first time I’ve been near a computer since my team arrived back in the Bronx. They worked out at Yankee Stadium on Sunday in a cold drizzle and Jason Giambi stopped to greet the huddled mass near the players’ gate.

“How are you guys doing?” Giambi grinned.

The group eagerly thrust hands. I believe he shook mine first, but others dispute that.

Giambi was peppered with the usual stammering questions and autograph requests.

“How was Spring Training?”

“Good, real good. We’re ready to go.”

“How do you like this cold weather?”

“Love it.”

“We gonna win it all?”

“We’re sure gonna try.”

Small talk that meant a lot to people who love the big man with the big smile.

“He is so cool,” one of them said.

Giambi helped Cory Lidle’s family through an emotional Opening Day ceremony and then drove in three runs on two hits. Joe Torre called him, “…one of the leaders in this clubhouse.”

He is certainly a leader with the people.

Giambi attended a swanky Midtown affair last night, but somehow we feel he would have been more comfortable hanging out with us at the Crown Diner. Ordering up a grilled cheese sandwich and french fries. Extra ketchup, please.


J A F F E said...

damn i do love your blog todd...

Todd Drew said...

Thanks, Jaffe.