If you were considering running out on the field sometime in the next two days, think again.
A second after Pudge Rodriguez caught that pop-up tonight, about 100 police officers came sprinting out of the gates in right field and left field and lined the perimeter of the field. The Yankees are not messing around it seems.
As for other matters:
* Carl Pavano is 4-1 with a 4.99 ERA. You just know some team is going to give him an incentive-laden major league contract for 2009. That team will not be the Yankees, however.
* Robinson Cano is 6 for 9 in the last three games. You have to wonder what his season would have been like if he had been benched for a few days in June instead of September.
* The crowd of 54,136 was really into the game. It’s nice to see people enjoying baseball instead of being mad that the team is in third place. I’m still not clear on why A-Rod is getting booed whenever he makes an out. But such is the life of A-Rod.
* Boston’s victory against Toronto leaves the Yankees 7.5 games out in the wild card with eight games left to play. In other words, they can be eliminated tomorrow. It would take a Yankees loss and a Boston win.