Excuse our absence from these parts of late; it’s been a busy week, and it’s about to get busier. We did catch the back half of tonight’s ballgame, however, and thoough we’re sad that Moose has now failed to achieve victory 14 after 3 tries, this was a quality win. Back in the good ole days Jorge and Tino and Jeets spoke of “grinding it” through the rough parts of the schedule. Tonight the Yanks did some serious grinding; taking pitches, getting on base, hustling all over the diamond, cashing in runners. It was a tremendous effort by the entire team, capped by the clutch hits from Damon and Cano, not to mention terrific baserunning from Melky and Abreu (with help from Larry Bowa, who’s been brilliant with runners all season), and stellar relief from Villone, Proctor, and Rivera. Everyone seemed into it, and there was a sense, even as the club was down late, that Baltimore was going to wear down. Which they did. (Yes, they are Baltimore.) A lot more grinding to do…..