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But don’t get overly joyed if you’re a Yankee fan. He’s not the Ichiro you know and love. He’s headed for career lows in most offensive categories. He’s not the great leadoff hitter he once was with a.261 avg, and .288 obp. With the Yankees lineup he will be batting 8th or 9th as opposed to top of the order. However, he could get a decent boost playing in Yankee stadium and with that lineup. Don’t expect him to steal a ton of bases either, he has 15 this year. With all of that said, with Gardner out for the year, it’s an upgrade in the outfield. It was a good move and he moved from one of the worst records to the best. It’s hard to root against him and will be nice to see him in the postseason.
Yesterday evening Tara and I were riding the G train home from the park and a visibly intoxicated man got onto the car and asked us if we were “Irish or Scottish.” at first I thought he was asking about our heritage, but after looking at the bottle he was holding and the way he was sloshing around I think he may have thought we were talking with accents that is how many sheets to the wind he was. So normally when a drunk man talks to me on the subway I am mean as hell so he’ll leave me alone but maybe because Tara doesn’t live in NYC she hasn’t been hardened yet? So she kept engaging him and I am so glad she did because of where this conversation went.
She told him she was visiting from Boston and that is when he said, “Oh yeah, I’ve played at Fenway a few times.” And I scoffed and rolled my eyes because BUDDY you are wearing chef pants on the G train and you’re fat and don’t even try to hint to me that you’re a former major league baseball player. I asked him if he was a Yankee fan or something since he had a negative reaction to Tara being in town from Boston and he said, “Why, do you recognize me?” And I was all “Come on! What’s your name then?” So he told us his name was Chuck but he would not give us his last name. He also overheard us talking about our upcoming trip to Minnesota and then he told us he used to live there. At this point we were just kind of egging him on so I asked him if he has ever played professional baseball and he said he couldn’t answer that but that he was recently divorced from his wife and “Are you sisters? Want to come uptown with me? I’ll just have to change first.”
When we got off the train Tara decided to google “baseball minnesota chuck yankee” and I was all, “Can you believe that guy? He tried to hint to us that he was a former major league baseball player!” And that is when this came up on Google:
It was Chuck Knoblauch. We were being hit on by Chuck Knoblauch on the G train.
Good to see ol’ Chuck still has the yips when it comes to the ladies.