The Bronx moved smoothly along the Grand Concourse this morning.
“Everyone is walking on air,” said Javier who lives over on Walton Avenue. “A win does that to us.”
Chien-Ming Wang gave the neighborhood what it needed with a complete-game victory in Boston last night.
“He was great,” Javier said. “It was a tight one, but he was in control all the way.”
Wang smiled at reporters after the game when he passed on some advice from pitching coach Dave Eiland.
“Make the hitters move their feet,” he said.
Command was also a key.
“I could control the ball on the inside and outside of the plate,” Wang said. “Sometimes the slider would run, but the sinker was good. This was the kind of game I wanted. It was my best so far.”
Those words made it back to the Bronx.
“I loved it when Wang said: ‘It was my best so far,’” Javier explained. “He expects to be better every time out. We are lucky to have him.
“He makes us move our feet,” Javier shot as he turned and melted into the surging crowd on the Grand Concourse.