Javier is working at a downtown construction site these days.
“The money ain’t bad,” he admitted, “but it’s hot and dirty.”
He didn’t have time to go home and change before last night’s game so he brought a fresh Robinson Cano T-shirt to slip on.
“It smells better than the other one,” Javier said. “I didn’t want to offend the other fans because I was raising my hands to wave out the home runs.”
The Yankees hit three homers – one each by Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Cano – and beat the Twins 12-4.
“Cano’s shot was the longest,” Javier said. “The kid is really heating up.”
Javier waggled an imaginary bat and tried to imitate Cano’s home-run swing.
“It was way out in the (right-field) upper deck,” he said. “That is Giambi’s neighborhood, but I don’t think he’ll mind if Robbie moves in, too. Everyone needs to keep hitting for the rest of the year.”
Javier took another cut.
“I’ll keep working on it,” he said. “We all need to be ready.”