The day began with a very touching scene when the Yankees surrounded Matsui on the field for a big hug after Matsui received his ring. Other good things were the Yankees scoring 7 runs; Pettitte pitching 6 shoutout innings; and taking the first home game, something we failed to do last year against Cleveland of all teams.
Bernie threw out the first pitch, and bounced it. We all love Bernie, so we can let that go, but can he at least retire already? He can't throw 60 feet, he's gonna come back and play outfield?
Mo had to come in to close the game because Dave Robertson couldn't wait to load the bases and then give up a grand slam to former Yankee, nice guy, and wallaphobe Bobby Abreu. The game was 1-7 in the top of the ninth and Robertson, the same Robertson who came into a bases loaded situation during the World Series (if I recall correctly) and got out of the inning not having allowed a single run, allowed four runs to come across the plate. That's ugly.
The Yankees continue to crush balls (really?), with both Derek Jeter and Nick Johnson hitting their first home runs of the season. The Bleacher Creatures wept, then called someone in the tier seats a gay slur.
Posada 2hr = $2
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 2hr = $2
Swisher 1hr = $1
Jeter 1hr = $1
Johnson 1hr = $1
Total = $9