's John Kruk, on tonight's Yankees-Red Sox massacre: It just looked like tonight it was a completely different Yankee team. They weren't the station to station, let's wait 'til A-Rod, Sheffield or Matsui hits a big home run. They were runnin', they were first-to-thirdin' Josh Beckett in the first and second innings. The only guy that didn't go first to third was Posada, for obvious reasons. He can't. But everyone else was first to third, and they put together a big inning with a lot of singles, and you know, then he made the mistake to Andy Phillips, he hits the homer, a couple guys get on, Giambi takes him deep.
In case you didn't see the game, in the big inning Kruk is talking about, the Yankees scored seven runs. Of these seven, six were scored via the home run. Six out of seven. Two huge home runs. Boy, can these guys run!I mean, but it was a great offensive gameplan by the Yankees.
Joe Torre, 6:55 pm EST: Guys, here's the gameplan. When Josh Beckett throws you batting practice fastballs, hit them out of the ballpark. I can't stress this enough. When balls leave the park, they cannot be fielded, and you're allowed to jog -- jog
! -- around the basepaths at your own pace before touching home plate, thereby scoring a run for our baseball team. This is called a home run. The more of these so-called "home runs" you hit, the more John Kruk will mention "first-to-thirding" and also, my gameplan.
Station to station -- er, ...
At this point, Kruk gets get so confused he actually says "station-to-station" like it's a good thing. Whoops!
... take the extra base, go first to third, create runs without the home run, and then when he did make mistakes take him deep.
Again, just to recap, John Kruk is claiming that this Yankee team "create[s] runs without the home run" because in the 2nd inning of tonight's game, they hit two three-run home runs.
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