Bobby Abreu made it a memorable night for some kids who look up to him as the Yankees beat the Orioles.
Carl Pavano is back and says he’s ready to pitch. This notebook also has updates on Joba Chamberlain, Derek Jeter and Dan Giese.
It’s no secret why Robinson Cano is having a poor season. He gets lazy unless somebody gets after him. Sure it’s wrong, but that is how he is. He’s a talented athlete who has not figured out the mental side of the game.
I’ve written on the blog several times how much the Yankees (and specifically Cano) miss the presence of Larry Bowa. Jack Curry of the Times was in Philadelphia to see the Dodgers and spoke to Bowa for the Bats blog. It’s required reading.
I don’t know who (Paul O’Neill? Willie Randolph? Dave Miley?) but the Yankees need to add a coach to the staff next season who would be willing to drop some tough love on Cano and others who dog it from time to time.
Whether Joe Girardi feels that way isn’t certain. But I can tell you that others in the clubhouse do.