Hello from the Tom Landry/Roger Staubach International Airport here in Dallas. In an effort to take the last possible flight to Orange County, I connected through here.
Raise if your hands if you thought in April that the Yankees would win a series against the Tigers in August with Joba Chamberlain and Edwar Ramirez pitching the final three innings and striking out five batters.
Goes to show you that worrying about the 25-man roster coming out of Tampa is a waste of time.
Meanwhile Wilson Betemit has 12 RBI in 31 at-bats as a Yankee. If the Yankees can trim a few pounds off him, he has a chance to be a very valuable player in 2008. He already is.
It’s also a very good sign for the Yankees that a tough road trip starts with Mariano Rivera having worked once in the last four days.
Having just spent a few days in New England with my family, I can tell you that the sense of panic among Red Sox fans is palpable. As my brother-in-law Dave wanted to know, “Are the Yankees paying Eric Gagne?”
WEEI, the sports-talk radio station in Boston, held a telethon for the Jimmy Fund on Friday and I happened to be listening when Roger Clemens called in. I also heard that George Steinbrenner made a big contribution. It’s nice to know that petty rivalries can be put aside to help kids with cancer.