Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 5/6/13
Chris Bootcheck twirled another Masterpiece Theater yesterday - seven innings, one earned run - against Lena Durham, continuing his impending assault on the Scranton RailRider record books.  That one earned run doubled his total on the year, ending his  11-inning zeros streak. And if the Disney Channel has a candidate for the miracle Yankees in 2013, make no mistake - it's not a Ronnier, a Claiborne or even a Slade - it's Bootcheck, got that? Bootcheck. Boots on the ground, baby: Boot's on the mound.Bootcheck is 34, going on 60, considering his many lives. He came up as a reliever lugnut for the Angels, and once hurt himself while sprinting in from the bullpen en route to a bench-clearing brawl. (Think about that; some guys jog in for a fight; he came running.) He missed the rest of that season. He's pitched for the Yokohama Bay Stars of the Nippon Baseball League, and the Lotte Giants of the Korean League. He pitched for Pittsburgh and Tampa, and right now he's Old Man Moosic. OK, ...
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