Yanks had a chance for the sweep against the White Sox, but couldn't seal the deal in a wild matinee.
How bad does Kyle Farnsworth suck? I mean seriously.
Matsui had an awesome July. It seems like he has found the stroke that earned him the nickname Godzilla.
A-Rod may be the front runner for the A.L. MVP now, but if he doesn't finish strong, I see someone else making his case: Jorge Posada.
Is Shelley Duncan a superstar in the making, or just another version of Kevin Maas? Does his tenure end when Giambi comes up this weekend?
Any chance (hope) that the Yanks designate Farnworth for assignment to make room for Chamberlain?
Phil Hughes is penciled in as the starter for Saturday's game. I think this guy picks up right where he left off.
Was glad to see A-Rod hitting again and end his 0-for stretch. He needs to get this 500 thing out of the way. I think once he does, he'll be on his way to hitting 20 more from here to the end of the season.
A note on the Captain, Thurman Munson who died almost three decades ago. Put the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Gold Gloves, and World Series championships aside. If anyone wants to know if there's a difference between today's player and yesteryear's player consider this tidbit I found when researching Munson: In 1971 he made 1 error (apparently he was knocked unconscious by an oncoming base runner at which point the ball dislodged from his glove). The guy was hard core. Wish he could have played out his career to see just how great he would have been.
Non-Yankee News: Do the Pirates think they're in contention? They picked up Matt Morris at the trade deadline. I like what the Braves did - they are sending a message that this thing isn't over - and the Mets should be worried. The Brewers look like they are feeling the pressure of being a winner. The division lead has been all but surrendered to the Cubs. Often, young teams need to have their heart broken before they can get to that next level. Maybe losing the division this year will make them better for future seasons. The Gagne deal makes sense for the Sox - on paper. I truly question if this guy has what it takes to play in the pressure cooker of a team that has a win or die posture.
On Deck: 3 with KC