Newsflash: The Bird is still the word in the Bronx! Greg Bird gives the New York Yankees a 1-0 lead in a crucial Game 3.
Tied at 0 with both pitchers throwing flames, Bird picked up his team by sending this baseball deep into the second deck in right field.
HOME RUN! Greg Bird lets one fly … Yankees lead 1-0. pic.twitter.com/9gOUGMTnbk
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) October 9, 2017
Cue the excited screams and a few tears (yes, that was me). Bird came through off of former Yankee Andrew Miller with the long fly to give the Yankees the 1-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning.
And let’s not forget about the reaction from the Bird himself. The normally mild-mannered first baseman exploded in a fit of excitement, exposing a broad smile as he rounded first base and all the way home.
Ah, to be a kid again. This Yankees team is something special and this Bird just let that one fly.