Thursday, March 31, 2011

Yanks-Tigers Opening Day Live Blog

And we're live from my apartment!  Damn this feels better than being in the office, even if the weather conditions aren't great and even if I can't drink because I have somewhere I have to be at 4:30.  It does look like we're going to get this thing in today, though, and that's a good thing.  If I would have taken PTO just to come home and watch the BBTN crew jabber on about how good the Fraud Sawx are and how many "questions" the Yankees have about their bullpen for 4 hours, I would be pissed.

Joe is going with his "Vs. righty" version of the everyday lineup today:

1) Brett Gardner- LF
2) Derek Jeter- SS
3) Mark Teixeira- 1B
4) Alex Rodriguez- 3B
5) Robinson Cano- 2B
6) Nick Swisher- RF
7) Jorge Posada- DH
8) Curtis Granderson- CF
9) Russell Martin-  C

And he's got Carsten Charles Sabathia on the mound, who should be good for 110-115 pitches today, if needed.  I don't see any way Joe lets his pitch count get that high on his first outing of the year, especially with the bullpen depth he has.  Personally, I'd be shocked if CC reached 100 today.  But now it's time to sit back, enjoy the game, and pray that it doesn't rain or go into extra innings so I'm forced to miss the finish.


Did somebody not tell Mother Nature that today was Opening Day?  How does this happen?  Somebody get on the horn with that old hag and tell her to let some sun shine in so the Bombers can do their thing.

Goddamn ridiculous...

It's Finally Here!

No more snow.  No more offseason turmoil.  No more retirements.  No more new coach signings.  No more free agents signed or free agents lost.  No more pitchers and catchers.  No more cage work.  No more split squads.  No more roster cuts.  Today, Yankee baseball returns to our lives and I couldn't be more excited about it.

There's still a few hours before the game (and the AB4AR live blog) starts, but the countdown is on.  Get ready, people!

** Live blog starts right here at 1 EST, 12 noon my time. **