This time of the year, I usually start to panic a bit. Why? I’m about to lose my fix and delirium tremens are right around the corner. You see, I need actual, live, Yankees games – just about everyday. Sure, if I have to skip them for a few days in a row, I can handle that…but, the thought of having to go five or six months without them is a killer for me. So, this time of the season, when there are just a few games left, I try and soak in every pitch of every game – to get ready for the big layoff.
The problem with this game was that Carl Pavano was pitching. And, I have many issues with Carl – like him being able to audition now on the Yankees dime, etc. So, as much as I wanted/needed to watch this game, there was a side of me that didn’t want to watch this game.
Here’s where more bad news, good news comes into play. Right now, I have a killer cold. It started to set in the day after the last game at Yankee Stadium. And, it’s snowballing. Last night (as I am now) I was really hurting. So, I doped myself up on cold medicine. And, that actually helped me get through watching the Pavano part of the game last night.
Did anyone really expect the Yankees to win this game with that line-up facing Doc Halladay? Really…
That said, I enjoyed watching Francisco Cervelli work behind the plate. He seems fundamentally sound. And, Brett Garnder had a fun night at the park. How about Humberto Sanchez? He was really gassing it up there…at 88 MPH. That Sheffield trade really looks good now.
How about A-Rod? I understand why Jeter missed these games. For all we know, his hand is broken. But, did Alex beg out of these last two games because Burnett and Halladay were pitching? Protect those stats baby, protect those stats….
Lastly, unrelated to this game, why was Ryan Church not called out for going out of the baseline in the Mets game last night? If you cannot touch the base/plate in your approach – and he could not because he had to leap back to touch it – is he not too far out of the baseline and should be called out? Then again, the Cubs didn’t whine about it…so I probably shouldn’t either…