Last night, I was at Shea with my buddy R, griping about 2 hits in 10 innings. But secretly, I had a feeling we’d get the walk-off. Okay, maybe not so secretly. I thought it would happen in the 9th. I thought David Wright might be the hero–he so loves that. But to have the man of the day be Shawn Green? Oh, I couldn’t be happier.
Shawn Green is one of my favorite players. I like his attitude. I like the way he fights–in his own quiet way–to help the team win games. ****, I even like his inch-long hair. So, in honor of The Shawn Green Moment of the Day, I’m flashing back to June 7th.
Shortly before Shawnie returned from the DL, he joined Keith, Ron, and Gary in the SNY announcers booth. Oh, what fun. Here’s some of the dialogue you may have missed:
Keith: Now, I have to ask you one question. Your wife Lindsay’s gotta be happy your hair’s coming back.
Shawn: It’s at a bad stage right now. I’ll tell ya. It took me 30 years to finally figure out longer hair would hide my ears and my skinny neck. And I didn’t hear any Dumbo comments for a long time. And the worst thing is, when you’re out in the outfield, you say “I know you can hear me with those ears.”
Keith (uproariously): No-ho-ho-ho!
Shawn: So I’m getting those again. I’m just glad no one can see my feet, I’ve got those hidden. With my hammer toes and everything. I’ve got one bad quality out there in the open now.
Gary (a chrome dome): I’m sorry, it’s hard for me to feel all that sympathetic.
Another tickler? Earlier, Keith asked Shawnie if he lost leg strength while on the DL. Shawn smiled: “You know, my legs aren’t that strong anyway, so it works out great.”
I look forward to more exciting–and hilarious–moments from our right fielder.