For the next four days, all you’ll be reading about is the Milwaukee Brewers-San Diego Padres series. Enough already! We get it. It’s the best rivalry in sports. Blah blah blah. If I have to hear about how clutch Khalil Greene is again, I think I’ll vomit. Hey, ESPN, how about you turn the spotlight away from those two teams for once. The Yanks and Sox are playing. There’s some news in that. The blogosphere and news outlets are getting ready…
- "So as the Red Sox enter the Bronx beast’s belly tonight for the start of a four-game series, here’s one fun morsel to chew on: The Yankees are better." I didn’t say that. The Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman did. The crux of his argument is that the Yankees have outperformed the Sox in almost all offensive and pitching categories, and that the Pinstripers have done a better job against the AL’s elite teams so far. Kudos to Silverman for taking a brave stand. I’m sure New England loves him right now.
- In his latest Pinstriped Blog, Steve Goldman covers sundry topics including Andy Phillips’ potential use as a utility player (it will never happen as long as Joe Torre’s and Miguel Cairo’s love affair continues), Aaron Small’s predictable demise, and a suggested new nickname for Kevin Youkilis: The Mohel of Swat.
- Curt Schilling has an opinion and he’s going to tell the press! He thinks Joe Torre is the manager of the year so far. I’m suspicious. Is Curt beginning an early campaign to get into pinstripes by 2008? If that happened, would I still cheer on my beloved Bombers? Seriously, I root for the uniform each and every year, but Schilling wearing the Yankees stripes is a little much…Of course, I’d root for the Yanks. Heck, I’d defend Schilling daily on YFSF. I lack true moral courage. I am not Michael Silverman.
- A note relating to SF’s "Sleeping With The Enemy" post: Before I proposed marriage to my lady friend, I asked her to put on a Sox hat. I felt dirty but sometimes those urges are overpowering.