Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 6/27/12
Derek Jeter was celebrating his 38th birthday but it was left fielder Dewayne Wise who might have gotten the best gift of all last night after the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 6-4, in the Bronx. Wise dove into the leftfield stands for a fly ball hit by the Indians' Jack Hannahan with a man on third during the seventh inning.  The umpires ruled a catch on the play for the final out of the inning but replays clearly show the ball falling out of Wise's mitt even though he mysteriously came up with the ball. Upon closer examination of the play, it looks like one of the fans Wise plowed into could have— I said could have— popped the loose ball into his glove during the scrum even though a few of New York's Finest were right there. That's hometown cooking.  Wise even got a police escort out of the stands as well. Yankees starter Phil Hughes went eight shutout innings and benefited from the botched call and the Indians big chance at a rally. Some Yankees fans might sa...
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