Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte still believe after leading the Yankees over the Blue Jays.
Sidney Ponson has been a good fit with the Yankees. This notebook also has updates on Carl Pavano, Joba Chamberlain and Edwar Ramirez.
The story behind the story: As Yogi Berra once said, you can see a lot by watching. I wanted to talk to Sir Sidney yesterday but had to wait until he was finished asking everybody in the travel party (players, coaches, trainers, security guys, etc.) if they wanted to go out to dinner in Baltimore.
Ponson played in Baltimore for much of his career and knows a great place for crabs. By the time he was finished, he had a long list of names. Young guys, old guys, a good mix of everybody.
Team chemistry is a funny thing. Sometimes a guy you pick up off the scrap heap in June to be the No. 5 starter helps foster it. Ponson is a character. Some teams – OK, a lot of teams – would say in a bad way. But the Yankees like him.
If Sir Sid beats Roy Halladay tonight, somebody should pick up his share of the check.