Tonights lineup has been posted and it boasts a curious right-left pattern all the way down. "It was meant to confuse the enemy." Explained manager Joe Girardi. "You throw to a lefty, and then, what's this? A righty? Whoa, how do I adapt to this? Oh no a homerun!" Girardi continued.
But not all members of the Yankees are as excited for this lineup, which features Granderson batting 9th.
"First he takes my position in centerfield, and now he takes my place in the lineup!" Argued Brett Gardner. "Joe [Girardi] is going to hear about this."
A few minutes later we caught up with Gardner to hear how his talk with the manager went.
"Joe took it all in, and seemed to understand, but after I finished he told me 'You're new nickname is going to be Kinder-gardner! Get it!' Using a play on my name and the word kindergarten. It didn't make any sense, but I cried anyways."
This latest controversy comes on the heels of a devastating defeat that has left the Yankees winless on the season.
"Goodbye October." Said one Mets fan, but not in reference to the Yankees.