I missed the game today. So, I cannot offer too many comments – other than I enjoyed seeing Mango being denied a “W” yet again thanks to the Boys from the Bronx.
Instead of watching the game, I went to see Sparky Lyle’s Somerset Patriots play (with the family of course!). You just cannot beat an experience where you walk up to the ballpark 45 minutes before the first pitch, and can buy four seats that are four rows behind the dugout, for a combined price that is less than the cost of one seat in the Loge at the Stadium. And, just to show support for the boys, our kids were dressed appropriately today:
Could a three and one-year old be dressed any better on a Sunday?
You know, Nettles’ kid plays for the Patriots. Maybe on an off-day, he can come up to the Bronx and give A-Rod a refresher course on manning the hot corner? He seems to need it this year. (No complaints on his batting this season though. This is what I expected.)
On A-Rod, I saw that he called today the biggest regular-season win in his 1½ seasons with the Yankees (according to ESPN.com). Hey, Alex, I still have the stubs and parking lot ticket from 7/1/04. Should I send them to you to make you remember?
Nice to see Pavano get the win today. And, is the Giambi thing over yet? His last 10 ABs have not been impressive – have they? And, you can’t blame them on rust – right? He played 5 days in a row (FT) coming into them.