The Yankees will leave at 10:30 for an arcade game tournament.
They will play skee ball, a pop-a-shot basketball game and a racing video game. The pressure is clearly in Andrew Brackman in the basketball event.
Joba Chamberlain is out with flu-like symptoms. If he can’t throw a bullpen tomorrow, he might have his Friday outing pushed back.
UPDATE, 10:25 a.m.: It’s funny how serious Girardi made this whole event sound when he announced it.
“There will be three games that they are required to perform in,” he said. “We are looking for well-rounded, video arcade nuts. They will participate in Indy racing, skee and pop-a-shot. And during the time they are not participating, they are allowed to do whatever they want, play any games they want. I figure that there should be a gold medal, a silver medal and a bronze medal, but they will be in the order of gift certificates. I’m not going to buy medals.”
UPDATE, 10:31 a.m.: Girardi breaking down the odds.
“I would think that Kevin Long should be the favorite for the skee as much toss as he does. He should be the favorite for that. We have a college basketball player, isn’t that right? And as far as the car racing, I’m not sure.”
UPDATE, 10:45 a.m.: Girardi listed four suggestions that were ruled out.
Paintball: “We thought that was dangerous.”
Ping pong: “(In pop-a-shot) you want to have a soft touch where, in ping pong, they might try to spike it.”
Bowling: “Pitchers arms, you get concerned.”
Pool party: “That had stubbed toes written all over it.”