Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Posted by el duque at 6:06 AM
Forget the Juju Intervention, the Juju Sex Tape and the Juju death of beloved celebrities (Barry Commoner, R.I.P.), there's a new Juju Sheriff in town, and it's the 12th inning Yankee Stadium Juju Bird!
Last night, a persistent rain of pop-ups and double-play balls had lasted nine innings, until Raul "So Cool" Ibanez homered to tie the game, setting the stage for the newest star in the Gotham Constellation: Juju Bird.
Our feathery fairy of fan fantasies roosted at second base, where Robbie Cano has been the hottest Yankee in recent days. A friendly grounds crew attendant came out with a plastic bucket. (This is how Yankees deal with birds, I guess.) Juju Bird was scooped up several times during a quick visit to shortstop to bless Yankee MVP Derek Jeter.
Then, with the lightning speed of Brett "Go Ahead, Try to Pick Me Off, I Dare You" Gardner, Juju Bird flew toward the Yankee dugout, where he annointed Frankie Cervelli and "So Cool" for their soon-to-arrive heroics.
Yes, it's Juju Bird, this year's Lucky Squirrel, coming soon to Steiner Collectables! Get yours now! Final note: The Master's WinWarble last night came in at 7.61 seconds - that's solid - but I couldn't get it to load on Blogger. Oh well. Big game tonight, eh.