First At Bat And Gone!

February 25th, 2013 by Jane Heller

Photo: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

No, I don’t mean Granderson hit a homer yesterday. As everyone knows by now, he was up in his first plate appearance and was struck on an inside pitch on the forearm and later learned he had fractured it. It’s beyond tough luck for him and the Yanks. Not only does he produce all those homers and play a very credible outfield, but he’s a great guy who’s in his contract year and I wish I could rewind the moment and play it over again. His replacements (Rivera, Diaz, etc.) don’t thrill me. Still, he’s only out until May – hopefully – and it is what it is, as they say.

It was fun watching the first televised game of the season, as I cooked for my Oscar night guests. Baseball is definitely back, injuries and all.



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5 Responses to “First At Bat And Gone!”

  1. Leo says:

    The only even romotely positive we can take from this is that it happened early enough and not at the start of the regular season. So if projections are correct, at least we will only need an adequate replacement for a month to hold the fort until Granderson is ready to return. Unfortunately, with what little power the lineup already has, there isn’t much room for error. More than ever, the pitching needs to be near perfect, Cano needs to carry the team, and Tex can’t have his usual April off. It’s a little ahead of myself but I am a little worried. But that comes with the territory. I’m glad that baseball is back!

  2. Freya says:

    I was so upset about Granderson. He’s one of my favorites – as a player and a person.

  3. Jane Heller says:

    I think we’re all worried, Leo. But remember when we lost Pineda so early last year? He was supposed to be our big “get’ and that never happened. As you say, at least we’ll get Granderson back. I just hope he can rehab fast and get back to where he was. We need him. I hear rumors about a trade for Alfonso Soriano and that makes me really nervous!

    I know, Freya. It took all the air out of me when I heard how serious it was.

  4. Diane Anziano says:

    I only watched the first 3 innings of the Sunday game but it was nice to feel like baseball is back. Starting pitcher seemed pretty good. I’m still nervous about who is going to be our starting catcher. I feel awful about Granderson, but it was good timing to have moved Gardner to centerfield. We’ll see what happens.

    Short note on The Oscars…everyone is tearing MacFarlane a new one but I think he was the funniest and most engaging host ever. He can also sing and dance like a star. Hope he comes to Broadway one of these days.


  5. Jane Heller says:

    Seriously on Seth, Diane? Wow. Go over to Mainly Jane and see what I thought of him. Worst. Host. Ever. Maybe.