There were obvious signs of life last night. The Yankees came back to tie the score twice, and Jason Giambi bunted for a leadoff single to lead off the ninth, beating the infield shift.
Tyler Kepner in today’s New York Times does his best imitation of Bill O’Reilly, spinning last night’s effort into a sign that the Yankees aren’t dead. With these observational skills, it makes me wonder what Kepner thought of the Sox’ recent sweep, on the road no less, against the Majors’ hottest team, running their streak to 8 of 9? I wonder what he thinks of Matt Clement, who’s 8-1, who the Sox signed after losing out to the Yankees for Carl Pavano? I wonder what he thinks about the situation in Iraq? (Actually, I think I know what he thinks about the situation in Iraq, if his writing on the Yankees’ woes is any indication).