Just before 9 pm EST tonight, I was channel surfing a bit (waiting for House M.D. to come on). On my cable provider, Channel 55 is YES, 56 is MSG, 57 is ESPN, 58 is ESPN2, and 60 is ESPN Classic. So, as I typically do when I start flicking around, I started on Channel 55 and began moving forward.
And, just as I hit Channel 56, I saw Stick Michael sitting at Shea Stadium watching the Reds and Mets play. Gene had all his scouting stuff with him – stop watch, notebook, etc.
My first reaction was “What’s Stick doing there? There’s no way the Yankees are working a deal with the Mets? Oh, no, please don’t tell me they’re checking out Griffey Jr.!” And, then I remembered – Subways Series 2005 starts this Friday.
Geez, having Stick Michael do the advance scouting for an interleague series in May? You know Big Stein still wants to always beat the Mets. Worth noting – and then seeing what happens if the Yankees have a letdown of some sort this weekend.