Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Jesus Montero and I are forever linked together
Jesus Montero hit his first two big league HRs yesterday. It was especially sweet for us Yankee fans because he's been hyped up for a few years now. And while I believe he is going to be a productive Major Leaguer, there is always the fear of Ruben Rivera. Montero became the first 21-year-old to hit two HRs in the same game since Manny Ramirez. Impressive.
Now, how am I linked with Montero? Well, Montero hit his two HRs off of O's reliever Jim Johnson, a Union-Endicott graduate. I batted against Johnson in high school, and while I predictably struck out, I did foul tip a ball. I look at that as a great accomplishment. See? Montero and I have both batted against Jim Johnson. The results were fairly different (ok ok, as different as can be), but we clearly have a lot in common.