Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Shawn Kelley Newsbeat

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Yankees undefeated with relief pitcher wearing horse’s head

How about naming it after Legolas’s horse?

At the bottom of Shawn Kelley’s locker sat 1.1 pounds of horror. It had giant nostrils and a full set of teeth and frightened brown eyes and a lovely mane. It is the New York Yankees’ new good-luck charm… Since he debuted the horse head during the Yankees’ pregame stretch Thursday, they are 5-0…

Kelley tries to make the performance all his own. He ran around the clubhouse wearing the head after Monday’s win and high-fived teammates. He’ll bring it on the field before games, looking like a pinstriped Hayagriva.

“You can’t help but laugh at a guy in a horse head,” Yankees catcher Brian McCann said. “He nails it. When he goes into character, there’s no getting him out of it. He’s a rock star. That’s what he is.”

Every animal needs a name, of course, and this one offered tantalizing possibilities. Khartoum? Probably too obscure. Secretariat? Certainly presumptive for a team that at the time sat two games over .500. George? Well, The Boss did own and breed racehorses for years, though were he still around he probably would’ve fined Kelley and called him a horse’s ass for wearing it.

“Seabiscuit,” Kelley said. “That’s what we’re calling him.”

The District Attorney Posted: August 26, 2014 at 09:39 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: shawn kelley, yankees

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT:  Soccer (the Round, True Football), November 2014
(362 - 4:31pm, Nov 21)
Last: Manny Coon

NewsblogOT - November 2014 College Football thread
(501 - 4:31pm, Nov 21)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(4071 - 4:30pm, Nov 21)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogFemale Sportswriter Asks: 'Why Are All My Twitter Followers Men?' | ThinkProgress
(73 - 4:28pm, Nov 21)
Last: A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats

NewsblogExamining our assumptions about Pablo Sandoval
(27 - 4:24pm, Nov 21)
Last: BDC

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-21-2014
(33 - 4:23pm, Nov 21)
Last: The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy

NewsblogMLB to tweak replay system, but managers’ challenges will stay | New York Post
(12 - 4:22pm, Nov 21)
Last: Robinson Cano Plate Like Home

NewsblogPablo Sandoval’s Brother: Red Sox Showed ‘First Class’ Attentiveness | Boston Red Sox | NESN.com
(9 - 4:21pm, Nov 21)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogRunning list of 2014 40-man roster additions | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
(35 - 4:20pm, Nov 21)
Last: The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy

NewsblogDodgers Acquire Joel Peralta – MLB Trade Rumors
(28 - 4:16pm, Nov 21)
Last: pthomas

NewsblogReds at least considering trading big names, reducing payroll | FOX Sports
(6 - 3:21pm, Nov 21)
Last: Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige

NewsblogMLB Transaction Trees «
(21 - 2:22pm, Nov 21)
Last: Matt Welch

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2014 Ballot
(8 - 2:21pm, Nov 21)
Last: DL from MN

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2014 Discussion
(32 - 2:04pm, Nov 21)
Last: Infinite Joost (Voxter)

NewsblogSwitch-pitcher Pat Venditte is ready to take a major step. | SportsonEarth.com : Howard Megdal Article
(28 - 1:26pm, Nov 21)
Last: PreservedFish

Page rendered in 0.8401 seconds
49 querie(s) executed