The team looked pretty pumped up - not only did Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter have memorable games, of course, but everybody seemed excited. Joe Girardi looked like he was about to knock Tony Pena down with that high-five.
I feel bad for Xavier Nady, though - what a tough break for him. And I hope Chien-Ming Wang puts it together soon.
But all in all, the Yanks have to be feeling fairly good right now.
As Nick Swisher put it on his Twitter page, "New York! Opening Day! Can't wait!"
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In other news, my cat C.C. and I were watching the Mets game last night. She wanted to see if that cat was going to show up at Citi - or is that Kiti - Field again. Apparently that feline frolic is the talk of the cat community.
While we didn't see any more cats, we did notice a few other things. Like them playing "Sweet Caroline."
Can I say how much I hate that? First off, "Sweet Caroline" is the Red Sox's song. It's bad enough that the Mets organization has stolen - oops, I mean, paid homage to - the Dodgers and Giants' traditions for the new stadium; do they have to steal songs as well?
Second, the origin of "Sweet Caroline" is really creepy. Neil Diamond has said he wrote it about Caroline Kennedy. She was all of nine years old at the time. Tell me, how is this appropriate to write this about a little girl?
Hands, touchin' handsOr this?
Look at the nightYuck.
And it don't seem so lonely
We fill it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurtin' runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when holdin' you
Speaking of creepy, Don LaFontaine, that movie trailer voiceover guy, may have died in August, but he lives on in that New York Lottery commercial that was on about 20 times during the game. I guess that's an homage to him as well. Sheesh.
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