Mike Mussina didn’t like being told to walk Jay Bruce. The decision by Joe Girardi helped lead to a 4-2 loss and some hard feelings.
Ken Griffey Jr. was back at Yankee Stadium and didn’t seem to much care. This notebook also has updates on Brian Bruney, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter.
I’ve been giving the Yankees a hard time over the assorted choices they have made to pull that countdown lever during home games. But they got it right last night. Billy Werber, a former outfielder for the Yankees and Reds, hit the switch via videotape. He turned 100 yesterday.
Hopefully there’s more of that over the next few months and less of whoever happens to be hanging around.
This is a fun story. Mamaroneck High in Westchester won a state baseball title last week. The players missed their prom, so to make it up to their girlfriends, their coach threw a mini prom for them. Good story here by Jake Thomases.