By Luis Castillo, William Cane
The explosive, inside of tale of Yankees avid gamers and bosses via a bat boy who observed it allYou are invited to come back at the back of the closed doorways of the Yankees’ clubhouse for the experience of your lifestyles during this intimate memoir in regards to the team’s fresh glory years and the superstars who made all of it possible.For the 1st time ever, Luis “Squeegee” Castillo, bat boy and clubbie for the Yankees from 1998 to 2005, talks approximately operating with Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Joe Girardi, Bernie Williams, Roger Clemens, Joe Torre, and lots of different modern day Yankee greats. Luis observed and heard what relatively occurred within the privateness of the clubhouse, at events, and in resort rooms, bar fights, and mystery conferences from Miami to St. Louis, from Detroit to Arizona, and from Toronto to ny. He even vacationed with a few avid gamers and bought to grasp them like family members, learning their pitching and hitting secrets and techniques, becoming a member of them in all-nighters, and studying their frequently hilarious equipment of assembly women and having enjoyable at the road.Like a fly at the wall, Luis takes you behind the curtain to teach you ways A-Rod’s bragging while he hits domestic runs annoys teammates. become aware of how supervisor Joe Torre tests racing effects in the course of video games. listen what occurs contained in the sanctity of the clubhouse after Roger Clemens beans Mets catcher Mike Piazza and then—a few months later in the course of the 2000 global Series—throws a bat at him. learn the way Mariano Rivera eats junk foodstuff in the course of video games, why Posada normally fights with El Duque, what Jeter is actually asserting to avid gamers on different groups as he rounds the bases, and much more. we all know what occurred at the box. Now pull up a chair and revel in the key tales that merely Luis can inform approximately what fairly occurred in the back of the scenes—and why.
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Roger’s reaction was instantaneous. He actually fielded the bat, picking up the piece of barrel, which he apparently thought was the ball, and then—upon realizing his mistake—flung it into foul territoryŠ… almost hitting Mike Piazza in the process! In the next moment, all hell broke loose. But before I tell you about that, I have to add a comment from my perspective down on the field. None of the fans could see Clemens as clearly as I could. I had never noticed an expression like that on his face.
Zip—zap—bam! Can’t outrun him, can’t do nothing against that move. ” Knobby smiled. I felt like a pro. We had another play to practice, where I would try to run from second to third. Reader, you may think this is easy when you see guys do it on television, but with the Yankees in the field it’s practically impossible, and let me explain why. You never hear what’s being said by the players when you watch a game in the stadium or on television. Chuck Knoblauch would be on second, Jeter at shortstop.
Is that really me, Luis Castillo, in a Yankees uniform? I’m smiling like a man on top of the world. My crew cut looks good, my brown eyes are sparkling, and I must say I look terrific. Suddenly I’m filled with pride. But then I remember I have work to do. Before long, a thin teenager with curly brown hair approached and introduced himself as Joe Lee. A former bat boy for the Yankees, he was then a clubhouse assistant. ” Being named? I followed him back into the clubhouse, and the first player I met was Derek Jeter.
Clubhouse Confidential: A Yankee Bat Boy's Insider Tale of Wild Nights, Gambling, and Good Times with Modern Baseball's Grea by Luis Castillo, William Cane