The Bird is the word: Yankees rookie Greg Bird hits two two-run homers

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The Yankees and Twins are still playing at Yankee Stadium, but it’s been the Greg Bird show already.

Bird, the Yankees’ 22-year-old first baseman, hit his first career homer in the fourth inning. It was a two-run shot, knocking in Carlos Beltran, to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Then, in the sixth, after the Yankees fell behind 3-2, Bird homered in Beltran once again. Here’s a link to the first one. Here’s the second one:

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Bird has played in five games in the majors and is 6-for-17 with three extra base hits. But even with such a short resume, the Bird is the word among Yankees fans already.

Oh, and then there’s this:

 

What’s NOT to love?