Before the gamer, the big news:
Ken Rosenthal reports:
The New York Yankees, adding a possible alternative for their starting
rotation, have signed free-agent right-hander Sidney Ponson to a
minor-league contract, according to major-league sources.
Sidney Ponson was thrown off the Rangers for disrespecting the team. Texas management never specified what he did to piss them off. My guess is that Sidney was just too Rock-n-Roll for those small-town squares. New York City is, of course, a haven for the outcasts.
So here’s to another shot at greatness, Mr. Ponson! Keep on keeping on!
And now the gamer:
Jake Peavy would be the type of pitcher who could make a very hot team cold. This is only his second start after coming off the disabled list, so perhaps he’ll be a bit rusty. So there is hope for the Yanks to run their streak to six. Our heroes counter with Darrell Rasner. Go team, go!