Tootsies Beat Casanova

Tootsie Roll popIt took two weeks, but Keith Hernandez finally broke out the Tootsie Roll pops last night during last night’s game.

All odds were on the Tootsies to appear this season before Raul Casanova, but no one could have guessed neither would show up until game eight.

Since the unknown backstop has been described by Nelson Figueroa as “my personal catcher”, there’s a chance we’ll see Casanova in the starting lineup this evening when Figgy takes the mound against the Brewers.

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