Hope everybody is enjoying the Fourth of July weekend. A few thoughts on yesterday's game:
Nice gesture by MLB honoring Lou Gehrig, and raising money for ALS research as well. But I thought the reading of his "Luckiest Man" speech was going to be done during the game, so I missed it! (Apparently it was done before the game.) Bummer.
George Steinbrenner turned 79 yesterday. Happy B-Day to the Boss.
Poor Chien-Ming Wang. Just when he seemed to get it together and be a semi-decent starter again, he gets hurt. I know that they're saying he'll be back in a month, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him out longer. Shoulder strains are nothing to sneeze at.
Today's game is still going on as I write this, but I'm glad that Joe Girardi finally moved Robinson Cano down in the lineup. It doesn't do the team much good to have a hitter who is 0 for 19 with runners in scoring position.
And how about Cano bunting on a 3-0 count? What the heck was he thinking?
And I wonder what Jorge Posada was thinking about the pie being thrown at him. It would have been nice to see and hear his reaction live. But the YES Network cut away live from it to show a clip of Posada's hit. Way to stay in the moment, guys.
David Cone made a reference in today's broadcast to Posada not liking it very much, but then Cone gave a very impassioned defense of A.J. Burnett and the whole idea of pie-throwing as being a team-building mechanism. Michael Kay, who had claimed back in May that Cone and O'Neill "were not really cool" with that way of fun, didn't seem to react at all to Cone's comments. It figures.
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