I missed the festivities, since I don’t get YES except for the games themselves, but I did see clips on their web site and the tribute to Gene Monahan looked especially moving. And, of course, seeing the old favorites is always a treat. (Doesn’t Jeff Nelson look exactly the same as he did when he played?) Friend of the Blog John was there and sent the above pic along with this one featuring the one and only Whitey.
As for the game itself, it was another case of dropping the series opener only to come back and win the next two. Nova wasn’t as sharp this time (maybe we should have picked up Ty Wiggington for the bench!), but, thanks to the offense and to Logan, Robertson and Mo, he didn’t have to be.
If this is A-Rod hurt, I’d like to see him healthy. Is he on an RBI roll or what.
Swisher continues to show signs of life, as does Posada. And Tex is likely to have 50 homers at this rate.
What to make of Nunez? That error in the first inning was horrendous and had me cursing. But then his go-ahead RBI single was fantastic and had me cheering.
Best of all, the Yanks kept pace with the Sox and gave the big crowd at the Stadium a good time.
Just wondering….How come Mussina wasn’t there? And will Pettitte show up next year?