Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 6/29/12
I hate to say this, because last year he blossomed into a pleasant surprise, and I came to like that goofy, yolta-dolta, "gee-wilikers-Mr.-Wizard!" smile. He seems to be liked, a decent human being, a calming presence, a salty old vet. Several winters ago, I wrote a series of compelling and emotionally draining posts - often compared to Spencer Tracy's arguments in "Inherit the Wind" - that the Yankees should sign Andruw Jones. Nobody listened. The bastards.Now, though, I am growing tired of Andruw Jones.Last night, he pinch hit in the ninth with Dewayne Wise fidgeting around on first. Until Andruw stepped to the plate, Wise was jumping around like a coke freak, edging towards second, threatening to steal, drawing throws like a carnival clown sitting over a water tank. Once Andruw came up, he stopped. And everybody knew why: Because Andruw Jones doesn't hit singles. Nope. Doesn't happen. No reason to steal second. Andruw was up to hit a home run or nothing.On a team that is dangerou...
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