It truly is a Yankees Universe. Not only did Sabathia completely dominate the Rangers, and not only did the Yankees score five runs, but planet Earth was even on their side, shortening the game and leaving Texas with no chance to come back.
With another brilliant start by Sabathia while pitching to Cervelli, we may be watching part deux of last year's Posada-Burnett controversy, only this time it's only April. Hopefully, this doesn't become a big thing, but with the Yanks winning and not getting into any off the field trouble, it may soon be the only thing for the NY press to write about.
This one goes to the Post, who managed to mention Rangers Manager Ron Washington's past cocaine use twice in the first four paragraphs of a game review. Obviously, for a blog that tries to take a comedic view on things, nothing should be sacred. But this was in bad taste. I suppose I shouldn't expect more from the Post, after all it is owned by Rupert Murdoch, but aside from the headlines, the writing in the sports section I generally find decent. This was a low moment for them, and that's saying something.
Mother Earth Is a Cruel Mistress
While she did help us by shortening the game, the poor weather also led to no home runs by the Yankees. I guess the three and four hitters weren't the only ones at Yankee Stadium who hated children last night.
Posada 2hr = $2
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 4hr = $4
Swisher 1hr = $1
Jeter 2hr = $2
Johnson 1hr = $1
Total = $12