Some unknown Yankee played a nice prank on Brett Gardner tonight.
The gritty, gutty rookie hit the first home run of his career tonight. When he got back to the clubhouse, he found the ball in his locker, already inscribed.
“First career home run, solo shot off Sam Richman for Brett Garder. 05-14-09.”
Of course, it was a two-run shot off Scott Richmond for Brett Gardner on 05-13-09. “I hope that’s not really the ball,” Gardner said.
No worries. Brett Tomko tracked down the trophy and official team inscriber Gene Monahan will wrote nicely on it later on tonight.
Meanwhile Brian Bruney shaved his head after throwing his bullpen. With the tats and bald noggin, he looks like the meanest bouncer in a biker bar.
It sounds like Jeter will be out tomorrow.