The 2007 New York Yankees refuse to go quietly

It’s good to be back. I didn’t have Internet access for quite a while there, but I’ll be back to regular posting soon. Anyway, it’s good to see the Yankees go on a tear. And it’s better to know that I was at the game that started them on the tear, 7-3 over the Devil Rays in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. They won 17-5 and 21-something in the next two games. I got to witness Shelley Duncan hit his first Major League home run, and helped call him out for a curtain call. Living in New Mexico, it was almost surreal to go to Yankee Stadium, where I bought a Robinson Cano jersey. But I would say the most amazing thing about my trip to The House That Ruth Built was seeing Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer of all time, in the pinstripes, jog out in the ninth to Enter Sandman. That was really great. Of course, the guy we sat beside lived four minutes away, and had seen A-Rod’s walkoff grand slam and Wang’s near-perfect game, so he realized how much he took it for granted when he heard me and my dad lived in New Mexico. Game I saw aside, the Yanks may have lost yesterday, but they are still making a great run at the division right now. A-Rod’s 500th should come soon (or already has, if he homers in the completion of the suspended game today. It’ll probably be the first and last time a guy hits home run number 493, and two days before, he hit number 500.). Today, they only have to keep the Orioles scoreless over one and a half innings, and they win! It’s like a doubleheader, without 18 innings! So, if the Red Sox lose to Cleveland, the Yanks climb 1 1/2 games in the division. Speaking of Cleveland, they added Kenny Lofton today to be their new leftfielder. I hope he goes 7 for 7 with three home runs and 8 stolen bases (7 runs scored, of course). And what the Rangers got was minimal: a minor league catcher. In other trade news, Tad Iguchi is going to Philadelphia. That is fast recovery from an injury. The Phillies lost Chase Utley to a broken hand yesterday. Good luck to the Yanks and Mike Myers and Andy Pettitte (A-Rod too) and Kenny and the Clevelanders.



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