Good morning from the Mookie Blaylock International Airport in Atlanta. Here waiting for an early flight back to New York and the second round of the Subway Series.
The airport televisions all have CNN on and there is nothing but Michael Jackson coverage. Carlos Diaz, who apparently is an entertainment reporter, just told Larry King that, “the world is waking up to the enormity of this tragedy. None of us will ever be the same again.”
OK, Carlos, calm down. This is not Sept. 11. Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly died and we managed to figure it out. These things happen. The KIng of Pop is probably fortunate he wasn’t starring in the Cellblock B spring production of Annie given some of the things he was accused of.
That said, iTunes is going to make a fortune today. A fortune.
Meanwhile, you probably heard that Braves pitcher Jeff Bennett broke a bone in his left (non-pitching) hand when he punched a door on Wednesday night after giving up A-Rod’s two-run single in the sixth inning. But what you might not have heard is that Bennett pushed the broken bone back into place and pitched the seventh inning. That had to hurt. Bennett went on the DL yesterday and needs surgery.
As for the Yankees, it appears they’re over their offensive woes. But Mike Pelfrey has a 4.74 ERA for the Mets and is no pushover. The Yankees should punish Tim Redding and Livan Hernandez later in the series.
Anyway, they’re calling the flight. Catch you later on.