Hey, it’s Jack Black’s world and the Yankees should just be happy to be living in it. Consider me on board. You have to keep playing Nick Swisher while he’s this locked in – even if it means Matsui, Nady or Gardner has to take a day off. (And, if it’s Gardner, then play Damon in center.)
What’s up with Mark Teixeira? His left wrist is bad enough that it prevents him from playing but he doesn’t know how or when it happened? You just don’t get spontaneous sprains when you’re 29-years old, do you? I smell a cover-up here…maybe…
CC Sabathia reminded me of a 1975-version of Catfish Hunter tonight. Well, except for his pants, of course. MLB has said that they will fine players a grand if they’re wearing pants that are too long and sloppy. I wonder if they’ll go after Sabathia? Then again, what’s a thousand bucks to CC?
Lastly, did you notice, on YES, that the rotating signage behind home plate this evening was featuring an ad for MSG’s running of “The Bronx Is Burning” presented by the Tri-State area Cadillac dealers? Yes, that’s an ad for a New York-centric show being aired on a New York based cable station – being run a billboard in Kauffman Stadium located in Kansas City. Why? Simple – because that’s a cheap way to get some advertising into the New York market (as the Royals were playing the Yankees).
But, bigger than the ad intent here is that the Royals are making money selling ads because they’re playing the Yankees. Remember that one the next time someone in Kansas City wants to lament about how the Yankees are bad for the game.