There's something to be said for being cool under pressure. Last night, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee not only pitched a complete game -- Philly shut down the Yankees 6-1 -- but Philadelphia won what their fans hope is a momentum-building match-up on the road. (Hold off on planning that championship parade, New York.)
Oh yeah, Lee also made this catch, in which he oozed confidence. The rest of America, especially Yankee-haters, now stands and applauds Lee's inability to be rattled by a New York team that's being hailed as one of the best Yankee squads in years.
Oh hey sup, ball. Just doing my job here.
Naturally, Lee wasn't nervous about the catch. After the game he told the New York Times:
"Not nervous at all," he said, before pausing and adding: "It's been a
long time since I've been nervous playing this game. It's what I've
been doing my whole life. I put all the work in. You do everything you
need to do to prepare, and I try not to leave anything to chance. So
what's the point in being nervous? I've already done the work. It's
game time. Time to go out there and have fun and execute and let your
skills take over."
The look on Lee's face (wait for it during the replay) is also priceless. He's already thinking about getting the next batter out, looking away from the catch, as he's making it. Bravo, sir, bravo.