This may be optimistic. But the Yankees seem unlikely to ever lose again after mauling Seattle 13-2 last night.
Meanwhile, let this be lesson to you kids: Never accidentally kick dirt on another man’s shoes. It cost Joe Girardi a game. This notebook also has news on Joba Chamberlain, Jorge Posada and Wilson Betemit.
Consider this: Arizona’s Doug Davis had surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland on April 10 and came back to win a game on May 23. Carl Pavano has pitched in two games since June 27, 2005.
Two games in 35 months and counting. The other guy was out 42 days with cancer.
Meanwhile, please join me in welcoming Gary Carter to the Clown Hall of Fame. He called Mets vice president Jay Horwitz on Friday to ask about applying to be manager. Carter manages an independent league team in California, at least when he’s not practicing his juggling and trying on floppy red shoes.
“I just want them to know of my availability,â€ Carter told a radio show. “Iâ€™m only a phone call away because my contract allows me to leave the ballclub. I could be in New York tomorrow, if necessary.”
Never mind that Willie Randolph is still actually the manager. Classy move.