Posada scored the first run of the season on a home run in the second inning. Curtis Granderson also hit a home run in the same inning, coming on his first at-bat as a Yankee. The offense was alive and well, limiting Beckett to 4.2 innings of work and making his children cry.
As Sabathia put it, he "nibbled too much." Sabathia continued, "By the end of the fifth, I was hungry. I had a bag of Cheez-its and Fig Newtons in my glove, and I was just nibbling too much, hands got greasy, left some balls over the plate. I was also upset because every time Jorge would toss the ball back to me he'd crush my Cheez-its. He didn't have to throw so hard, you know?"
As Granderson headed to the dugout after his second inning home run, one less than impressed Red Sox fan yelled out to him, "You suck, Granderson!" Granderson, seeing his first opportunity to get involved in the rivalry retorted, "Oh yeah, well you live in Boston and I live in New York City." The whole stadium fell silent as the realization of the inferiority of their city hit the Boston fans. Most didn't even cheer on the win from their home town team, too depressed to even bother.
"I spoke to him about it afterward," said Girardi to a distraught Boston media. "Sometimes, when you're in the thick of it, you say things that, while true, you don't mean. I told Granderson it's okay to strike back, but you don't need to go that far. You're trying to razz them, not hurt them."
Respect Jeter's Gangster Is for the Children
The Yanks lead the Majors with two home runs, one each from Granderson and Posada. I actually have no idea what's going on on the donations front, so I'm just going to tally some numbers and let my brother figure that out.
Posada 1hr = $1
Granderson 1hr = $1
Total = $2