Johnny Damon’s been out with a strained right calf. Hideki Matsui pulled his hammy trying to beat out a grounder. Chris Ray plunked Bobby Abreu in the knee before A-Rod’s mammoth walk-off grand slam into the Stadium’s famed black seats (sorry, African-American seats). So the crowd couldn’t help but chant when it saw Miguel Cairo trotting out to left field: “We Want Bernie” and “Bring Back Bernie.”
Where have you gone Bernie Williams? A ballclub turns its lonely eyes to you. The former centerfielder has now been spotted, though it wasn’t a clubhouse visit. Bernie sat in with the Allman Brothers Band at the second-to-last Beacon show last night, ripping up Who’s Been Talkin’. That’s right, Bernie Fucking Williams.
The awesome citizen that uploaded these videos to YouTube decided to disable the embedding mechanism, so please click the following links for fantastic video footage of this classic sit-in: Part I of Who’s Been Talking and Part II of WBT, with Bernie’s lead.
Just surreal, mindfucking shit. I could not even imagine being in the crowd for that particular brand of tomfoolery. Whether you’re a diehard fan of the Yankees or a classic Yankeehater, that’s a bizarrely unreal sit-in that everyone in attendance will remember for the rest of their music-going lives. Was anyone there? Huge “Ber-nie” chants? Did he misjudge the length of some notes like fly balls? Fill us in with details.
Bring back Bernie, indeed. To the Beacon!