Maybe Mr. Mahvelous has a future in Spring Training after all. After I scoffed at the Yankees monumental free agent signing, Billy Crystal decided to show folks like me his signing was not just a publicity stunt.
Crystal certainly looked the part during his day-before workout. He kept the jokes to a minimum, made contact on all 52 swings against batting practice pitcher Tino Martinez and kept up with Derek Jeter in jogging drills.
“He did fine,” Jeter said. “He did a good job.”
Take that, Chris Richardsons of the world.
When asked what position he’d be playing when the Yanks play the Pirates tomorrow, Crystal responded with, “DH — Designated Hebrew.”