The 4th OT: “I Love Stealing”

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to see the Gatorade “inner voice” commercial with Derek Jeter and Harvey Keitel, in which Keitel goads Jeter into stealing bases. It’s not online yet, but give it a few hours. [Update: Here’s a link to the YouTube. And this isn’t the first time I’ve misquoted Harvey Keitel. I’ve been misquoting Monkey Trouble for years.]

Alas, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been eliminated from the NHL playoffs. The guy who operates NBC’s “Crosby Cam” is hitting the bricks today.

Here’s what’s on this weekend:


NASCAR Busch Series Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, ESPN2. How can we not root for Morgan Shepherd driving the No. 01 Racing With Jesus Chevy?

Major League Baseball: N.Y. Yankees at Boston Red Sox, ESPN. There’s going to be so much booing, A-Rod’s going to think it’s a home game.


Possibly some NBA playoff action begins.

Major League Baseball: N.Y. Yankees at Boston Red Sox or St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs, FOX. There are no big rivalries to see here. Please disperse.

NASCAR Nextel Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, FOX. Jeff Gordon gets the pole as he tries to win for the first time in Phoenix. As part of the sponsorship deal, Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will be Gordon’s gas man.


NHL Conference Quarterfinals: New Jersey at Tampa Bay, Game 6 (NBC) and Detroit at Calgary, Game 6 (Versus). I thought the Wings were going to make it through this round. Now, I’m not so sure.

Champ Car World Series: Grand Prix of Houston, ESPN. Announcer Rick Benjamin says of the Houston course: “It was a very good track for racing last year. I was very surprised at how much passing went on with such a short circuit. There’s not a big straightaway but a lot of guys were willing to make bonsai moves under braking into corners.” Auto racing and small-tree pruning — together at last!

Major League Baseball: N.Y. Yankees at Boston Red Sox, ESPN. Hey, I thought I told you guys to disperse!

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