Good afternoon, Yankee fans. Overall, it was a successful weekend for the Yankees who took two out of three from the Blue Jays up in Toronto. Yes, yesterday's game was disappointing but it's always nice to win a series in a division rival's home ballpark.
Speaking of that home ballpark, a blog post began circulating yesterday ahead of yesterday's game, that accused the Yankees of hiring security to kick home fans out of their own stadium if they heckle the players in the Yankees' bullpen. It spread like wildfire and now has even been mentioned on Hardball Talk.
The author Justin Jackson filed a complaint with the Rogers Centre. I can't wait to see the outcome.
Can I mention how much I like Vernon Wells? It's not just because he had a great series against the Blue Jays, it's because he's hilarious. Following Saturday's victory, beat reporters asked him about the reception he was receiving from Jays fans. Naturally, it wasn't a warm greeting but Wells took in stride by saying, "They're just calling me by my nickname, 'Boo,'."
Oh and then there was his fantastic play in yesterday's loss followed by a tip of his cap to Blue Jays fans who had been riding him all weekend.
I mean, how can you not like that?
The Yankees are gearing up for more division rivalry shenanigans this week when they face the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday and then return home to greet the Blue Jays again for a four-game series in the Bronx.
Should be an exciting week for Yankee fans.
Here are some links for you:
- Derek Jeter won't catch Pete Rose - CBS Local
- In case you missed it, Chien-Ming Wang pitched for Scranton/Wilkes Barre on Saturday and did well - Baseball News Source
- Nova loses control, Yankees drop finale - New York Times
- From late yesterday: Tamar recaps the happenings in the Minors
- William previews the week ahead in Yankeeland
- Brad writes about adjusting to life without Jeter
One last thing, I thought this was funny. I realize it's not baseball related but it's Monday and we all need a chuckle on Monday.
This guy is really drunk and really talented. (Click on the link to see him work his magic)