Had I not smuggled in two Diet Cokes to the Trop, I might not be awake now. But we’re still going strong.
According to the ever-diligent folks at the Elias Sports Bureau, Alex Rodriguez is the fastest player to 13 home runs in the history of baseball.
Meanwhile Brian Cashman could be the fastest GM in history to look for loopholes in a contract if this keeps up from Kei Igawa. He has a 7.84 ERA and has put 33 runners on base in 20.2 innings.
Derek Jeter just extended his hitting streak to 14 games. Giambi has hit in 10 straight.
Forget to mention before that Joe Torre said he spoke to George Steinbrenner this morning. “I just called him to say hello,” the manager said. “And obviously he wasnâ€™t happy with the weekend, but thatâ€™s the extent of it.”
I see where several of you believe Steinbrenner ordered the promotion of Phil Hughes. Two things: Cashman’s contract gives him power over such things and Steinbrenner wouldn’t know Hughes if he ran over him in his golf cart.
For better or worse (and I believe it for the better), Cash Money is running the team. This is 2007, not 1987.