Just when Haglund was about to send himself to the showers, the New York Yankees came to life to take the lead in last night’s ALCS game against the LA Angels – only to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory a few minutes later. Yankee rightfielder Nick Swisher needs a serious dunk. 0 for 5 in last night’s game, he had the hero-opportunity of the night in the 9th inning with bases loaded, and he blew it. With a .118 average, he’s not just lightweight – his bat is made out of paper. Get him out of there. Put in a seasoned guy like J.M. Carreno, who delivered the best Albrecht of last season with Ananiashvili’s Giselle, but is getting no respect this year. No respect at all.
Just look at the ABT subscription brochure that arrived yesterday. Carreno, the hottest and most virile dancer on the team, gets a tiny picture in his sailor suit. And to add insult to injury, the brochure shows a stunning picture of glorious Irina Dvorovenko as Nikiya - a role which she is being denied in the upcoming season – a brilliant performance which we are being denied as well.
And so, it’s on to Game 6 Saturday night, where if Andy Pettitte can’t put it away, “Chubby Cheeks” Sabathia will roll up to the mound the next day and knock the Angels' halos all the way back to LA.
Let’s get the job done by putting the right people in the game.