Chien-Ming Wang threw eight strong innings as the energized Yankees beat the Tigers.
The Yankees rested up after Friday’s long day. This notebook also reports on a favorable switch for Placido Polanco and Doug Mientkiewicz’s rehab.
The Sunday Baseball Notes ponders why Red Sox fans are so nervous. Plus we touch on the Mets, the Marlins, soccer-loving Billy Beane and other matters.
One thing I mentioned in the notes was how the Red Sox have their minor-league teams play a game at Fenway Park every summer. I think this would be a great idea for the Yankees. A doubleheader featuing Scranton and Trenton would draw, no?
Golf’s FedExCup is being contested in Westchester. Sam Weinman has a report from the Barclays Classic.
Journal News columnist Rick Carpiniello was in the house as well. Well, on the course anyway. He reports on Hunter Mahan’s 62.
I miss covering golf. The touring pros are generally good guys, the PGA staff treats reporters well and you usually get to hang around a ritzy clubhouse that would normally throw the likes of me out.