In a perfect world, the YES Network would cover the Bombers in an ESPN News fashion - including the preseason. Instead, we're stuck with Nets games, and reruns of Centerstage and Yankee Classics. I want preseason coverage, and I want it now!
Noted local Yankee hater and D&C sports columnist Bob Matthews made the prediction that the Yank's streak of making it to the post-season has ended. He thinks the Tigers and Red Sox will be the league's best, and that too many other teams have gotten better and have surpassed NY. Given that every season I expect a 1998 like level, I'm inclined to disagree with that position. I think most media dopes are used to seeing big name, hired guns in the rotation (Key, Hitchcock, Cone, Wells, Clemens, Wetland, Mussina, Johnson, etc. etc.) that they are uncomfortable with the youth movement and not ready to be sold on Hughes, Chamberlain, and Kennedy and just can't help themselves in trying to be the first to report on the team's demise. As I've said before, I like what we got, and I like our chances.
Other MLB items you may have missed: Tampa is talking to Barry Bonds. Red Sox doing the biggest no brainer in the history of earth and giving Francona an extension. An ominous start for the Phillies as Brad Lidge goes down with a knee injury. And the latest odds that Willie will still be the manager of the Mets when June rolls around: 10 to 1.
On the Mets for a moment - I have added a link in the side bar for the Mets fan