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Game 77: Athletics at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 29, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES
Cabrera CF
Jeter SS
Matsui LF
Rodriquez 3B
Posada DH
Abreu RF
Phillips 1B
Cano 2B
Nieves C
Mussina RHP

ATHLETICS
Stewart LF
Kotsay CF
Swisher RF
Cust DH
Chavez 3B
Ellis 2B
Johnson 1B
Crosby SS
Kendall C
Kennedy RHP

Pregame chatter: Thanks to Brian Heyman for calling in the lineup. … After three days in that heat in Baltimore, Posada needed a day off from catching. I’m not convinced Nieves is making much of a difference with Mussina. … No word yet on any move on Shea Hillenbrand. The Yankees are going to want Anaheim to eat some of his contract, that is certain.

UPDATE, 7 p.m.: Just got this press release from the Yanks:

YANKEES TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1977 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT 61ST OLD-TIMERS’ DAY AT YANKEE STADIUM

A commemoration of the New York Yankees’ 1977 World Series Championship will headline the 61st Annual Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, July 7. Introductions are scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. with the traditional Old-Timers’ game to follow. The Yankees will then host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at 3:55 p.m.

Some of the members of the 1977 club scheduled to attend are Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, Graig Nettles and Chris Chambliss. They will be joined by Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson; Helen Hunter, widow of Catfish Hunter; and Billy Martin Jr., son of Yankees manager Billy Martin.

Members and relatives of the 1977 team will share the stage with Hall of Famers Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford, as well as with 29 other all-time Yankees greats. All fans in attendance will receive a 30th Anniversary 1977 World Championship pin presented by Fujifilm.

Partial List of those Scheduled to Attend (*Denotes Member or Relative of 1977 World Champion Yankees): Luis Arroyo, Yogi Berra, *Paul Blair, Johnny Blanchard, Dr. Bobby Brown, Rick Cerone, *Chris Chambliss, *Ken Clay, Jerry Coleman, Al Downing, Brian Doyle, *Ed Figueroa, Whitey Ford, Oscar Gamble, Rich “Goose� Gossage, *Ron Guidry, *Helen Hunter, *Reggie Jackson, *Cliff Johnson, *Mickey Klutts, Johnny Kucks, Don Larsen, Jim Leyritz, Hector Lopez, *Billy Martin Jr., Don Mattingly, Gene Michael, Rich Monteleone, *Diana Munson, Bobby Murcer, *Graig Nettles, Mike Pagliarulo, *Gil Patterson, Joe Pepitone, *Mickey Rivers, Steve Sax, Bill “Moose� Skowron, Mel Stottlemyre, *Mike Torrez, Tom Tresh, Bob Turley.

UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: I’m at home working on my Sunday column and listening to the game. Kyle Farnsworth, how can Yankee fans stand him? He has not had a 1-2-3 inning since June 1 and had allowed at least one hit or walk in all but three of his 34 appearances this season. You just can’t trust him. To me, he’s a bigger mistake than Carl Pavano because he can hurt you every day.

UPDATE, 9:48 p.m.: What Krazy Kyle starts, Mariano Rivera cleans up. Huge save for Mo as he strikes out three of the five guys he faces. Hopefully somebody in that clubhouse jumps on Farnsworth for the way he acted after being taken out of the game. What a disgrace. Jeter, Clemens, Posada or somebody needs to get in his face.

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