Yesteryday, the Yankees had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the president of the United States of America. Although for Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte it was a multiple times in a lifetime opportunity, it did not make it any less special. In fact, the core 4 used this opportunity to effect policy in the United States. Effective today, it is now illegal to fake the funk on a nasty dunk, a policy most famously supported by NBA star Shaquille O'Neil. There's also a motion to make Derek Jeter a national living treasure, the only motion ever to receive 100% support from democrats, republicans, and independents in the senate.
While the Yankees partied with the president, baseball continued. The Red Sox edged out Toronto 13-12, while Phillies slugger Ryan Howard signed a 5-year extension, and Phillies ace Roy Halladay took his first loss of the season. Through 3 starts with the Washington Nationals, veteran pitcher Livan Hernandez has a 0.75 ERA. Yes, all of this is only nominally interesting.
The Yankees enter a three game set at Baltimore tonight with Phil Hughes taking on Kevin Millwood.