My brother and I attended that game, which is always good. Joba managed to not give up any runs in the first. Teixeira went four for four, with a three run home run, and a walk. And, of course, A-Rod hit a walk-off, two run, blast to left field in the eleventh. The crowd gave A-Rod a very long ovation. He definitely felt appreciated and I suspect he cried a little afterwards.
The Yankees have a fan poll at the beginning of every game where you can text your response and then they announce the winner later. Today's question was, what is your favorite Yankees rivalry? The choices: A. Red Sox; B. Mets; C. Minnesota. We don't have a rivalry with Minnesota. Does any Yankee fan honestly care about the Mets? I know Mets fans are obsessed with us, but we don't care about them. Stupid question all around.
After last night's game, Melky Cabrera got a towel full of shaving cream in the face. Today, after the crowd showered A-Rod with love, and as A-Rod began his interview with YES's Kim Jones, AJ Burnett creamed Alex with a shaving cream towel of his own. Unbeknownst to AJ, A-Rod is deathly allergic to shaving cream. His face immediately swelled up, and team trainer Gene Moynahan immediately injected him with an EpiPen. A-Rod had to be rushed to the hospital, where a team of doctors played his ovation over and over again in a loop until he felt better.
Respect Jeter's Gangster Is for the Children
RJG joined Johnny Damon's Home Run Club for Children Who Like Home Runs and Need Money for Stuff. We will donate $1 for every home run hit. Today, Marky T and A-Rod both hit home runs.
Jorge Posada 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 5hr = $5.00
Mark Teixeira 8hr = $8.00
Nick Swisher 8hr = $8.00
Robinson Cano 6hr = $6.00
Johnny Damon 9hr = $9.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 2hr = $2.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $52.00
If you are interested in Johnny Damon's Homerun Club or the Children's Health Fund you can find links to both at the top right hand corner of our page.