(Pictured: Score Truck w/ Hideki Matsui & Derek Jeter)
Over at Bronx Banter, Hank Waddles started a revolution by mistake. In one of his posts, he inadvertently misspelled a word while commenting on measuring the team's ability to score. Some of the eagle-eyed (and sarcastic) followers picked up on this mistake, turning the phrase "Score Truck" into a running gag for when the Yankees scored a boatload of runs in one inning; something that they seemed to have been doing a lot of since the All-Star break. Soon it evolved into a rally cry; whenever the Yankees fell behind in a game, someone would comment about hoping the Score Truck would make a delivery, and more often than not it would. It has now become a permanent member of the Bronx Banter lexicon.
Since Hank recently confirmed he is the genius who originated the Score Truck, I felt it would be nice to utilize my art skills to offer a tribute to his amazing contribution to the Banter community. Hopefully, the phrase will make it's way out of the blogsphere and into the real world; perhaps a homemade t-shirt or a banner that pops up during a YES gamecast. It would be even better if the phrase were to be uttered by one of any number of players or sportscasters during or after a game; this would be a fitting tribute to the genius that evolves from the Banter.
I do think big.
At any rate, here's my tribute to Hank Waddles' Score Truck, the latest sensation of and from Bronx banter. Oh, and if any Banter members want to clear up the story of it's origin, please feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy! >;)