Is it just me, or, does it seem to rain often for Friday home games this season? Nah, there’s no need for a retractable roof in the new Stadium, right? Tell that to Giambi’s hamstring.
Tonight’s win was big. And, it’s not because it’s another gem from Obi Wang. And, it’s not because the new LOOGY on the block made a contribution. And, it’s not because Melky had two hits. Although, all that is nice.
It’s because tomorrow is Old Timer’s Day (OTD). I’ve always had a theory on OTD – although it’s based on memory, and not fact. It seems to me that the Yankees often lose on OTD – and I think that’s because the clubhouse is such a zoo on that day that it’s a distraction to the team. Now, throw in the fact that Darrell May is starting for the Yankees tomorrow, and, well, if I was a betting man, and you gave me odds, I would pick the Yankees to lose tomorrow.
So, the win tonight, plus Unit on Sunday, gives the Yankees a chance to win this series – even if they lose tomorrow. That’s why this win is a big one.
OK, in closing, tonight, I saw something for the first time – and, I cannot believe that it’s taken me all these years to make the connection. And, yes, I know this is sorta-mean, but, do these two somewhat look-alike, or, is it just me?