Forget the tabloid storylines, the clutchness questions, the contractual issues. Acknowledge this: watching Alex Rodriguez hit a baseball has been a crazy fun privilege over the first weeks of the season. The man is locked in, on fire, raking—choose your cliche, invent a new one, whatever, they all apply. Last night, he jacked homer no. 8 off Jake Westbrook. It came on a 2-2 pitch, with Bobby Abreu on second. Alex had just swung through a high fastball; Westbrook followed that pitch with a low curve that sat out over the plate and was promptly crushed into the net over the leftfield wall. Speeding up Alex’s bat with a hanging curve was one of Westbrook’s many gross errors on a night the Yanks clobbered him and the Indians. Let’s hope they do that again tonight, when Jeffrey Sowers takes the hill. Kei Igawa goes for the Yanks. Hopefully the lefty can neutralize the Tribe’s big bats, and avoid walking too many batters. Comment here on the action.