Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Note to Melky - Field the ball first, THEN acknowledge the Bleacher Creatures (Video)

The most knowledgeable AND helpful fans in the major leagues…

Embarrassing moment for Melky Cabrera to start off the game tonight.

...For those of you who don’t know, the “Bleacher Creatures” chant the name of every Yankee at the beginning of each game at Yankee Stadium. Typically, if there is a play going on, the player will take care of business, and then tip his cap to the fans. Not the case with Melky Cabrera, obviously.

If A-Rod had done that, the Bleacher Creatures would refuse to chant his name ever again.

Repoz Posted: July 23, 2008 at 04:26 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor leagues, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. TerpNats Posted: July 23, 2008 at 04:33 AM (#2869151)
The Bleacher Creatures chant John Sterling's name, IIRC. So much for credibility.
   2. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Anskeey" Posted: July 23, 2008 at 04:54 AM (#2869172)
If they had cost Jeter an error, Michael Kay would have blathered for ten minutes about how they shouldn't distract the players during the game.
   3. Khrushin it bro Posted: July 23, 2008 at 05:28 AM (#2869195)
Fist pumps take less time than cap tips.
   4. Law Boy Posted: July 23, 2008 at 07:09 AM (#2869230)
I missed that. Melky's approach at the plate has regressed this season. This is further evidence that the mental part of the game is now a problem for him.
   5. aleskel Posted: July 23, 2008 at 02:26 PM (#2869358)
I saw the play, and it sure was odd - he waved to the bleachers as he was charging the ball, but when he got to it he seemed to have his eyes on the ball, then it took a funny hop. So maybe he wasn't concentrating enough to pick up the bad hop, but it wasn't like he was looking in the complete opposite direction.
   6. Gamingboy Posted: July 23, 2008 at 02:29 PM (#2869361)
It's just................


MELKY BEING.... MANNY?!
   7. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 23, 2008 at 02:44 PM (#2869371)
I think you can legitimately argue that Melky waving to the Bleacher Creatures had nothing to do with the error, which came on a really bad hop. You could argue the other side as well.

But that isn't actually close to the point, of course, you can't be waving to the crowd in the middle of a play. You just can't.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BDC
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogWhat can the Cardinals learn from the Cubs' rise? - St Louis Cardinals- ESPN
(28 - 2:54am, Sep 27)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogMinor Leagues, Minimal Wages
(2 - 2:39am, Sep 27)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-26-16
(60 - 2:23am, Sep 27)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogOTP 2016 Sep 26: A single for Donald Trump - He doesn’t have to hit a home run to send Hillary to the showers
(530 - 2:01am, Sep 27)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogWe've got everything you need to see and hear from Vin Scully's final home game | MLB.com
(10 - 1:46am, Sep 27)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogMariners catcher Steve Clevenger tweets protesters should be treated 'like animals'
(449 - 12:52am, Sep 27)
Last: simon bedford

NewsblogOT: August 2016 Soccer Thread
(588 - 11:33pm, Sep 26)
Last: Spivey

NewsblogWhy 2016 is the Year of the Home Run
(3 - 11:23pm, Sep 26)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogCarlos Beltran might struggle to make the Hall of Fame
(139 - 10:54pm, Sep 26)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogJose Fernandez Dies In Boating Accident - MLB Trade Rumors
(222 - 10:34pm, Sep 26)
Last: Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin

NewsblogFire Joe Morgan and the Moneyball revolution.
(30 - 8:24pm, Sep 26)
Last: wjones

NewsblogSportswriters Love Marriotts More Than You Love Anything
(22 - 7:11pm, Sep 26)
Last: Rickey! Filipino Diving Team

NewsblogTangotiger Blog:Fans Scouting Report: best fielders in baseball
(12 - 6:49pm, Sep 26)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogIsrael Defeats Great Britain to Advance to WBC
(3 - 5:34pm, Sep 26)
Last: RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake

NewsblogOTP 2016 Sep 19 - Race for the White House: The Greatest Circus on Earth
(1706 - 5:15pm, Sep 26)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

Page rendered in 0.2634 seconds
47 querie(s) executed