Hal looks like a hilarious guy, doesn’t he? Seriously stiff, but maybe he loosens up at home.
Anyhow, he showed up to greet fans and talk to the media before today’s win over the Jays, and he said, as if it were obvious, “Of course the Yankees are in first place. I knew all along that Travis Hafner would lead us to a world championship.”
No, he didn’t really say that, but he did express early confidence in this Yankees team.
And why not? They just keep beating up on the Blue Jays and I wish we played them every game. They looked pathetic on defense, really dreadful. As Paul O’Neill said during the YES broadcast, “Somebody – the manager or one of their players – needs to get angry in the clubhouse.”
As for our side, what a day for Cano. Hal can sound all business-as-usual about the contract talks with Cano’s agent, but how do you not pay this guy.
Phelps did a great job for the second game in a row.
Either this team of oldsters and youngsters is really gelling or the other teams we’ve been playing aren’t very good.