Congrats Sheffield on 500....

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Congrats Sheffield on 500....
What a way to hit your 500th homerun, scoring the game tying run late in a game as your first hit for your new team, in NY no less and with a full count.

Now when Sheffield was first signed I was very skeptical of the effect he would have on the team. But the more I read about his relationship with teammates ( Vs. management) and his comments that he understood the role he could serve at his advanced baseball age I warmed to the idea. I look at it this way now; as long as he knows he's a bench player and they like having him on the bench, then with each homerun his true impact is served for at least a month as a pinch hitter on the oppositions pitching decisions...


I noticed that Sheffield spent a long time speaking to Wright as they embraced after the homerun, longer then any other player. I wonder if Sheffield has seen Wright struggling in clutch situations and has decided to take him under his wing, if so there's no body better to teach an All-star slugger how to be cold hearted in the clutch...

The nine-time All-Star hit a full-count pitch an estimated 385 feet for his first hit and homer of the season for the New York Mets source NY Post
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