In the eyes of the Mets, Escobar and the Royals were far too comfortable.
Syndergaard's first-pitch, high-and-tight 98 mph fastball was designed to change that. Syndergaard already had nine regular-season wins and another in the National League Championship Series, just five months after his big league debut.
“I have to balance being the keeper of the flame of the original and the Broadway show and being an enthusiastic and supportive team member in bringing it into new territory,” Menken said. He’s smart, he loves musical theater and he loves ‘Beauty and the Beast.’” DON’T WORRY, FANS “Beauty” fans need not despair about too many changes, either — all of the songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman for the 1991 animated film are in this new version (out Friday), with a few tweaks and some newly unearthed Ashman lyrics, as well, that attentive listeners might notice in the songs “Gaston” and the closing version of “Beauty and the Beast.” (Ashman died of complications from AIDS before the animated film was released.) The cuts also made room for three new songs from Menken and Rice, including a more fitting ballad for the Beast, “Evermore,” sung after he lets Belle go.
The Royals won the World Series, but they didn't forget Syndergaard.
They were even more impressed when they saw him in the second game of the 2016 season, when he shut them out for six innings."We talk about it," Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer said.
Asking for another Core Four has always seemed unfair to ensuing Yankee generations – could there ever be another intersection like the one we saw with Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada?
– but if these new Baby Bombers are ever really going to take hold, it will be Judge and his affable gap-toothed smile and laid-back friendly personality out in front, leading the way for teammates Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird. You always think that he is going to do the right thing on the field and off the field.