Good morning from the Frank “Sweet Music” Viola International Airport in Minnesota. We’re here waiting on a 9:15 a.m. flight to Orange County, Calif.
I realize this is supposed to be the space where I make some kind of semi-funny remark about traveling. But today has been free of issues. Got a cab, got here quickly, got through security, got some orange juice and found the gate. It should always be like this. The problem were the thousands of people standing along the highway hoping to catch a glimpse of Brett Favre once he lands.
As for the Yankees, they have three games left before the All-Star break and are tied for first place with the Red Sox. It’s sort of hard to believe the Yankees are 0-8 against the Red Sox, right?
The Yankees are 51-26 (.662) against other teams and the Sox are 43-34 (.558). Strange. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays have a better run differential (+79) than either Boston (+72) or New York (+71) and are 4.5 games out. More strangeness.
Before this road trip, I suggested the Yankees would go well to go 3-3. Having vastly overestimated the Twins, its time to revise that obviously. 5-1? 4-2? They Yankees have won eight in a row on the road and that streak will end eventually. But it’s a nice roll.
They’re calling the flight, time to go and catch a nap. Check back later for the lineups.