Tuesday night, my wife's uncle was honored before the Yankee game. The award was given by a representative of the corporate sponsor and Johnny Damon, who evidently had been recently injured in a place better not mentioned. Here is a report from an eyewitness:
So during the "ceremony" he gave Johnny Damon a bracha for a good game. Through the 6th inning the Yankees were doing miserably with no runs and very few base hits. Even with one run in the 6th or 7th they were loosing 3 to 1. Then Johnny Damon got up to bat in the bottom of the 7th and hit a 2 run homer! Tied the game! The next time he got up he hit a triple, sending a team-mate home and placing himself on third. Then with the next batter Johnny Damon ran home again. The Orioles never scored again and the Yankees won!Not only that, but on Wednesday and Thursday the Yankees lost!
I can just hear this story being retold on the next kids' parashah tape, although I doubt it is going to be about a guy from the Five Towns who wears a knitted yarmulka (not that there's anything wrong with that).
(I should also note that tickets for relatives with blogs were not forthcoming. But I suspect that relatives who follow baseball, or at least know the rules of the game, would be first in line.)