Our long national nightmare is over. The New York Yankees finally won a ballgame. Thank goodness we don't have to see doomsday headlines about the season if the Yanks (shudder) had gone 0-3.
Some in the media act as if Yankee fans are so impatient and demanding. But I think it's some writers themselves. The site Sully Baseball compiled some of the ridiculous things written in the papers about the Yankees' Opening Day. It's just plain embarrassing.
I didn't get to see yesterday's game live, as real-life commitments got in the way of watching the outing. But I did hear that John Sterling's home run call for Mark Teixeira exclaimed that Mark sent a "Tex message." Yes, a Tex message. Now that's the kind of corniness I've come to love from Sterling!
No word, though, on what home run call Sterling made for Nick Swisher yesterday. Anybody know?
Swisher - and Robinson Cano - seem very hungry this year, which is refreshing.
And I didn't want A.J. Burnett as a Yankee, but I've been impressed with his demeanor since his introductory press conference. And yesterday, I was impressed with his pitching. Also, I know it's still early, but I'm glad to see more sparkling work from the Yankee bullpen, much as they did last season.
It was sad, though, to hear about Nick Adenhart's death. What a tragedy.
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