The Yankee Web

The slightly powerless slugger Bobby Abreu has been a joy to watch since the Yankees practically stole him from the Phillies on the last day of July, in exchange for some mild prospects that included an Oklahoman and a Jesus. His approach at the plate is relaxed—a lefty slump with lazy eyes, the bat not a menacing Sheffield waggle but instead inspiring calm and patience. In right field, he seems to loaf a little, but always glides over to the ball before it drops. If I close my eyes, I can see his unmistakable form sliding into…

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