A most happy birthday to Joe Torre! We couldn’t have asked for a better present for him: an 11-10 marathon comeback win and, most crucially, sole possession of first place. As SF wrote to us offline, “Right now I hate baseball.” Isn’t he fickle? Well, we really can’t blame him. The truth hurts. Even with their decimated rotation, even after five consecutive road games, even with Bernie’s centerfield defense, the Pinstripers are flying high. (God help the pitcher faced with Sheff & A-Rod.) Meanwhile, in Boston, the Sox inexorable slide continues. Against Tampa.
PS: Congratulations to Ruben Sierra on the big hit. Get well soon.