October 05, 2006

A homer for dad

J.P. Pelzman at North Jersey.com writes about Cliff Floyd and who that home run was really for:

As Cliff Floyd crossed the plate on his solo home run in the fourth inning, he thumped his chest. It was a reaction, he said, to his father. Cliff Floyd Sr. was sitting in the stands behind home plate.

"He was jumping up and down," Floyd said with a smile, and he then spoke of how the two had driven to the stadium earlier in the day.

When they parked, Floyd turned and said to his father, "I don't even know how we just got here."

Floyd shook his head after the game and said, "You're just so consumed by everything," adding that there were "a lot of out-of-body experiences" Wednesday.

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