It was a lovely late spring afternoon when Mikel donned his catcher's gear and literally led his Yankees to victory.
|Catcher is a hot job but he was up to it.|
|It was fastball and right down the pike. He hit it solidly and the swing had enough uppercut to lift the ball skyward. It sailed out toward left center field and cleared the fence for a two run homer. While we cheered he jogged around the bases|
Was he through? No. His team fell behind again and things looked dark once more--dark literally as the game had a two hour limit and we were approaching it. The Yankee had clawed their way back to a tie at 14 to 14 and there was just five minutes left on the time clock when Mikel came up again with a man on base.
No four bagger this time, but a good clean solid single that knocked in the run and broke the tie.
|Here's the guy in the white hat rounding first and below is a bit of the congratulation celebration.|
Yankees on top for their first win of the season 15 to 14 with three minutes to spare. And our Mikel was a proud and happy camper.