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Greetings from Gate A-50

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 30, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here we are at the Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson International Airport in Detroit waiting for a flight back to New York.

This airport is one of my faves. Easy to use, quick security, Motown store with good CDs. They could use some electrical outlets at the gates, however.

Detroit is a rough town. I took eight cabs over the course of three days. Six of them had the “check engine” light on. It’s like everybody in the city is fighting to survive. The Red Wings seem to keep the place going at times.

As for the Yankees, the big news today should be that they’re starting an eight-game homestand coming off two impressive pitching performances by their young studs. Instead Joe Giardi and his players will have to answer questions about Alex Rodriguez as the fallout from the upcoming Selena Roberts book has started.

The latest news is that Rodriguez was suspected of using steroids while a Yankee and used to tip pitches to opposing players while a member of the Rangers so they might help him out in turn. Two things:

• Roberts has never once written or said anything about A-Rod that didn’t prove to be 100-percent true. Never once. There is no reason whatsoever to doubt what she is writing now.

• That said, the A-Rod story is tedious and played out. We knew he was a lying, cheating clown months ago. What has changed? That he may have cheated as a Yankee will come only as a shock to the blindly loyal.

The Yankees have no choice but to live with this and hope a juice-free Rodriguez can be a productive player. The chemistry of the team has been terrific this season and the team leaders need to make sure that Rodriguez doesn’t disrupt that.

Thanks again, Hank. Only nine years left of this. Maybe Alex will buy some of those discounted premium seats and give them to Yuri Sucart, Angel Presinal and muscular strippers. Good grief.

I will not be at the game tonight. But Kevin Devaney will be in the house and blogging away. Check back later.




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