Let’s just get it out here in the open: if the Yankees are pressing for a forfeit by the Devil Rays because they were delayed by Hurricane Frances and could not make it to the city in time for today’s games, they put themselves in the lead for the prize of biggest athletic cowards in sports history. Anything’s better than throwing Loaiza, I guess.
(edit: well, it looks like one game is happening tonight, with the second game rescheduling TBD. Who wants to bet that the Yankees will do everything in their power, including personally bullying MLB (via Ownership-to-close-personal-friend-Bud-Selig phone calls), to try to get the game pushed to the end of the season, so that they can avoid stretching their bullpen or having to start someone like Halsey or Sturtze?)
(edit 2: it’s official, and it’s worse than my edit gave the Yankees credit for. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are turning over in their competitive graves. The big, bad, tough Yankees are begging the commissioner’s office to award them a forfeit. Nah, no fear of the Sox here. Appalling. Yankees fans ought to be embarrassed. Story here.)