Before the game started, there was Jeter’s meetup with the media. As usual with the Captain, no news is good news. Or good news is no news. Whichever. The point is he doesn’t ever say much and that was the case again. He’ll be back. He doesn’t know when. That was that.
As for the game itself, Kuroda was getting shelled early on and I expected a long night for the bullpen. But he rallied and the bats came alive and it turns out that Vernon Wells really does own Mark Buerhle and the Blue Jays. He’s a keeper even when Granderson comes back.
I’m leaving for NY in the morning (my niece’s wedding), so I’ll be away for a few days and won’t be posting until Tuesday. If anyone wants to chime in about this weekend’s games though, feel free, and I’ll be sure to comment on your comments.
When I get back, I’ll announce a very exciting giveaway of a new book called New York Yankees: Then and Now.
Recently released by Thunder Bay Press, it’s a fabulous collector’s item for Yankee fans – a pictorial history of the team, its players, its organization, its stadiums and its fans with the twist of showing how all those elements were then as opposed to now. More to come, but the publisher was kind enough to send me a review copy so I can tell you first hand that it’s a book you’re going to want to own. I’ll explain how you can win one next week!