Sunday, May 4, 2008

Father Time

Robinson Cano is struggling. He just can’t seem to break through the slump that’s weighed him down since Opening Day.

There have been hints of change. The pinch-hit homer in Tampa Bay last month seemed like a good start and so did the two-run shot against Detroit this past week, but he still hasn’t found the consistency that’s made him a career .303 hitter in the big leagues.

“Robbie’s getting close,” Joe Girardi said yesterday. “I like his approach and he’s hitting the ball hard.”

I am sure Cano listens to his manager and the rest of the coaches, but his best advice may be coming from home.

“I’m lucky to have my father,” Cano said. “We talk on the phone every day and he tells me to keep working. He always says that the hits will come in bunches. That makes me feel better. I think it’s coming soon.”

I bet his father agrees.


Donna said...

Fathers always know best.

Larry Jaffe said...

I posted this tonight on Pete's blog. Just in case you did not get to see it I am reposting it here.

May 4th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

After reading this blog for a while, it makes one wonder what is a Yankee fan. Is it those who wear rose colored glasses, or those who honestly respond to Yankee efforts or is it those who relentlessly criticize everything and spout negativity. I thought about this for a moment and thought to myself, I know a true Yankee fan and his name is Todd Drew and all his cohorts in the Bronx who live and breathe Yankees and they do it with respect for the team and respect for the game.

So if you want to know what a true Yankee fan is then read Yankees for Justice. This is what it means to be a Yankee fan through and through.

Todd Drew said...

That was very kind of you to say, Larry. We always try to do our best in the Bronx and we know our team is doing the same. It’s a hard game and life can be hard, too. But this team can really light up a neighborhood and make a bunch of people feel better. There aren’t too many things more important than that.

JoeyBoy said...

Larry, right on, man.

Olivia said...

You said that perfectly. I found this blog after reading a guest post on LoHud. There is always something interesting and uniquely human here. It puts the game and sometimes life on a different level. It is by far the most thought provoking baseball blog I have ever come across.

jay destro said...

cano will figure it out, it's just one of those funks... dude might need a "slump buster." a few of them work up in the tier selling beers.

Donna said...

I don’t think you meant to say what you said there.