It’s been done to death, but I’d love to hear YF’s take on the YES analysis of the beanball exchanges in today’s games. I won’t bore anyone with a summary, but they were all over the place, highly inconsistent in their comments, and of course came out praising the Yankees. It’s too bad the MLB radio broadcast is delayed, or I’d just turn the sound down on these yes men and listen to Joe C. and Trupe.
As for my take, Lofton’s a punk, Mientkiewicz was standing on the bag (big deal, though), Astacio’s so bad he didn’t even have enough control to hit Lofton, and Halsey could have and should have thrown at someone’s hip, not their head.
(EDIT: Fred Hickman and the Yes Woman, Suzyn Waldman, offer a redeeming post-mortem, speaking honestly and openly about both the Red Sox and the Yankees. Waldman especially excels, wondering aloud how Esteban Loaiza and Joe Torre can possibly think that Loaiza “showed something” today. And if one thought Pedro Martinez seemed resigned after Friday’s games, it’s worth watching Waldman’s post-game interview with Kevin Brown, who looked as if the clubhouse attendant took away Brown’s access to the shaving kits, fearing self-abuse. He looked a beaten man, someone who lost his daddy.)