The crack research team here at the LHYB just determined that Yankee pitchers have hit Toronto batters eight times in five games this month. The Blue Jays have hit the Yankees twice.
In retrospect, Posada was lucky he got a waist-high, off-speed pitch behind him and not a fastball at his noggin.
It’ll be interesting to see whether there is any carry-over tonight. I would suspect not. Joe Girardi made it very clear to his team last night that he was not pleased with the course of events.
General Joe is generally a man of peace, but he has had a rough week. He snapped on Marty Foster over the weekend and yesterday got smacked on the left side of his head during the brawl. His inadvertent assailant was John McDonald, who was trying to pull somebody off the pile and caught Joe instead,
Johnny Mac, who grew up a Yankees fan and is a genuinely good guy, was horrified later on to find out what had happened.
Meanwhile, we wait for word from MLB on any suspensions. Posada might need Jackie Chiles to get out of this one.
Kristin, a publicist with good timing, sends word that Jorge’s foundation is having an on-line auction that ends tomorrow.
All proceeds benefit The Jorge Posada Foundation, started by Jorge & Laura Posada and dedicated to benefiting children and families struggling with Craniosynostosis, a condition affecting the brain and skull development of infants.
Back later with the game post. I have some pre-road trip things to do. Such as pack.
UPDATE, 1:52 p.m.: Listening to Mike Francesa on WFAN here in New York. Some fans are losing their minds over the brawl.
Why in the world would you want Jeter or A-Rod in a fight? Honestly, you would want that? Alex had his hip socket operated on. He protects himself in walk-off celebrations. You want him wrestling with some September call-up from the Blue Jays?
Too many fans think it’s about being macho. It’s about being smart. That’s how you win.