I'm a sucker for babies, and take requests like a needy DJ. As such, I was helpless to granting the wish of a Happy Birthday message to the bolg's first "So Cutered" baby, Charlie. Have a great one, little guy. Go nuts and puke in hidden places of you parents' house- you won't be able to do that again without conscience for at least another 17 years.
Also, it's nice to see that the picture I drew of him getting eaten by an elephant has led to Placido Polanco making a concerted effort to work bolg jargon into his everyday vocabulary. Credit to reader Bill for tipping me off to this:
"It kept going away from me. I was going to make an effort," Polanco said.
Kendrick said the catch reminded him of the daring play Jeter once made at the old Yankee Stadium, a headfirst hurdle into the stands against Boston. Polanco rated his play a bit below that one.
"It was a good play, but not that great," Polanco said. "He broke his face."
Oh, and one last thing: suck it, the Yankees.