Twitter is a wondrous place, filled to the brim with an endless supply of content for the world to consume. It’s given us some great moments over the years across an incredible number of topics. On Wednesday night, I found myself in the group of those who promise to perform a task if a certain thing occurs.
Giancarlo Stanton’s transition to the Bronx has been less than smooth, to say the least. After captivating the masses with his impressive five-strikeout games, low batting average, and failure to come up in big spots, the former Marlin found himself with the chance to win the game.
Down 5-0 in the fifth inning to the Mariners, the Yankees came all the way back. The score was tied on a Gary Sanchez homer in the bottom of the eighth, paving the way for Stanton to walk things off in the final inning. With Didi Gregorius on first base, a double likely would have gotten the job done. But last year’s NL MVP had other plans.
Not to throw cliches around, but this was the signature moment that every Yankee has at one point or another. His season has been less than stellar thus far, but Giancarlo earned his pinstripes on Wednesday. As happy as I was to see it, it meant I’d have to leave my couch.
I’m a man of my word, so taking upon this task was something I had to do. And those that know me understand that I am not a runner whatsoever. The extent of my running career as of late is accidentally turning to the Olympic channel on TV when I’m trying to find Seinfeld or Friends.
But it’s time for a change, and I’m calling upon the Yankees to help me out. For every victory this season, I will be running down my street (to start). The team is currently 49-22, which happens to be the best record in baseball. At the moment, New York is on pace for 112 wins, and that doesn’t even take into account the postseason. It’s a long way to go until October, but I’m in for the ride, both as a fan and as a born-again runner.