Sorry about the lateness of this, but I live on the west coast and we’re a bit slower here. This is what I gathered from last night’s game:
- Mike Mussina has been the Yanks’ most valuable player thus far. Last night, he continued his bid to win over the hearts and minds of all Yankees fans. The high point of the season for many came when Mussina refused to leave the game and shouted Torre back into the dugout in the ninth. He reminded me of Curt Schilling, minus 33 pitches.
- Melky Cabrera stole a base off of I-Rod. The rookie adds to his legend daily.
- The Tigers have been less than impressive this series. Their offense seems particularly weak for a supposed play-off contender.
- I might be premature here, but I’m ready to say that the AL East is the strongest division in the AL.
- SF’s Steinbrenneresque impatience with the Sox’s rookie pitcher last night is surprising and somewhat alarming. What happened to the long-view? Shame on SF!
- The Yanks are winning in spite of Terrence Long. He can’t hit, he doesn’t seem to take efficient routes to fly balls, and he’s not even a base-stealer. Why was this guy a prospect? When Bubba comes up, it’s time to cut ties with TLong.
- Joe Torre should lose a day’s pay for batting Miguel Cairo second. I wish someone loved me as much as Joe loves Miguel.