Via Yankees.com -
Manager Joe Torre said that the Yankees will select from a group including Carl Pavano, Kei Igawa and Jeff Karstens to throw the season’s first pitch on April 2.
No way will it be Karstens. You don’t throw a kid out there on a crazy media/fan day like that. Pavano? Part of me wants to say that he should not get the nod/honor – just because of what he’s pulled the last two years. But, the other part of me wants to say they should give it to him – as a test to see how he handles it.
Since I’m split on Pavano, in the end, I guess I would go with Kei Igawa. Let’s see if he has some Yankee Stadium Opening Day/Debut magic like Matsui (had in 2003).