The First Turn Of The Wheel
Mark Feinsand reports that if Pettitte’s bullpen session tomorrow goes well, he’ll pitch a minor-league game Saturday, which means the first seven games will likely go like this:
Monday: Wang vs. Toronto
Wednesday: Mussina vs. Toronto
Thursday: Pettitte or Hughes vs. Toronto
Friday: Pettitte or Hughes vs. Tampa Bay
Saturday: Kennedy vs. Tampa Bay
Sunday: Wang vs. Tampa Bay
Monday: Mussina vs. Tampa Bay
A couple of other nuggets about the finals roster spots can be found in his post as well.
Pete Abraham tells that the Yankees players will wear commemorative stadium patches on their left sleeves of home and away jerseys this year, with the all-star game patch on the right sleeve. No word where the Mohegan Sun casino patch will go on what is getting to be a fairly crowded jersey.
The NY Post online wasted no time to point out that by Boston winning, the Yankees are now in second place. Who wants to wager that George King will have an article in the paper by tomorrow morning blaming A-Rod for the Yankee 1/2 game deficit and calling for a trade?