The answer after tonight is a definitive "Hell Yes." Too bad being the best on that team doesn't help the fact that he's only the 2nd or 3rd-best on the Yankees.
Varitek goes 0-2 and allows a passed ball that helped the Angels regain the lead they would eventually lose (with some help from homeplate umpire Rick Reed), while Cervelli comes in cold off the bench to become the 74th different Yankee this season to get a walk-off, game-winning hit.
(YAY!!!!! I'm so happy we could come back and win a game thanks to a collection of fluke infield hits by Jed Lowrie and Nick Green, some questionable calls by Rick Reed, and a bloop single to left by powerhouse Alex Gonzalez)
Sit the fuck down, Big Sloppi, and take notes on how to really win a game. Sharp single to center, stolen base, sacrifice, sharp single to left, start spreading the news...
P.S.- Did anybody else catch Steve Phillips saying Ortiz was "squealing like a little girl" when he described this celebration, which, by the way, wasn't even on the game-winning hit. I wonder how ESPN will reprimand him for speaking ill of the Red Sox.
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