Friday, April 18, 2008

Who Will Pull The Lever Next?

In one of the dorkiest moves yet, the Yankees are building excitement for the last season at Yankee Stadium by having a clock count down the remaining home games. They celebrate this after the fifth inning by having a celebrity appear on the video screen above the bleachers and pull a rinky-dink lever to reduce the number of games remaining. (After the fifth inning, of course, it's an official game.) The build-up is so over the top for such a banal moment that everyone giggles and pretends to be really excited about what celebrity will pull the lever next. Personally, we're rooting for Costanza to appear (surely Jason Alexander would be happy to do it) and me, I'm waiting for stars from "Law & Order." For those unhappy few who can't make it to the Stadium for every game, here's a rundown of who has pulled the lever:

1. GEORGE STEINBRENNER (sadly, looking a bit lost and elderly)
2. SUPER BOWL WINNING NEW YORK GIANTS' AHMAD BRADSHAW, AARON ROSS AND STEVE SMITH
3. PAUL O'NEILL
4. JOHN FLAHERTY
5. JOE PEPITONE
6. YOGI BERRA
7. NEW JERSEY DEVIL ZACH PARISE
8. BUCKY DENT
9. TINO MARTINEZ
10. AL LEITER
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3 comments:

dasnootz said...

My money is on Billy Crystal for the 61st game.

I also think they'll have a CGI Babe Ruth pull it for the finale.

Michael in New York said...

Good call! I'm sure Bloomberg and someone from Law & Order (as NYC as it gets) will be in there too. But Crystal on #61 would be very fitting.

priv8pete said...

Jim Bouton at 56!

Who is gonna keep track while you're in Cannes?