The Moose was loose but the Yankees kicked away a 3-1 lead by allowing four runs in the eighth. Jeff Karstens (1.1 7 5 5 2 0) had a rough outing.
Cody Ransom and Robbie Cano homered for the Yankees.
Most of the day was about Billy Crystal. He seemed thrilled by the whole deal and was gracious to the Yankees. Derek Jeter and the players seemed to like having him around. Talk about a good birthday present.
Here’s some audio of Crystal talking to the writers in the clubhouse. He’s a little delusional at times but also very funny: