Touch too much for Yankees

Buzzed by a bald eagle, befuddled by a knuckler and undermined by a fan. You knew it wasn't the Yankees night.

Originally Published: October 8, 2003
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Turns out the Yankees do have their weaknesses. They can't hit a knuckleball that darts around like a mosquito that sipped from David Wells' bloodstream. Worse, their fans don't field like they did back in the days of Jeffrey Maier.

Maier was the toast of New York when his blatant interference turned a flyout into a home run in the 1996 postseason, but it was a much different situation in New York's 5-2 loss to the Red Sox in Game 1 of the AL championship series.

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