No, Matsuifan.com has not started doing movie reviews. Hot of the presses, LaTroy Hawkins has given up #21 because of the "other meanings for Yankees fans" (Source) and now will wear #22 going forward.
Good thing #22 doesn't mean anything to Yankees fans. Have we had any players that have ever wore #22? Maybe a pitcher that came out of retirement?
Nope. Never Happened.
Oh... and we won a game. (Box Score)
After a little over 2 hrs of watching the "fine" announcing during the rain delay, hearing NASCAR using baseball analogies trying to relate, and Joe Buck being Joe Buck, A-Rod gets up to the plate and swings at the first 3 pitches for a strikeout. I guess with that much wood, you've just got to swing.
Great game. (Box Score)
Our friends over at Yankee Stadium Insider Blog have a hilarious post. Click the link and watch the video.Submitted by mike on Sat, 04/12/2008 - 04:09.
Listen to Cone Make a complete ass out of himself.
Simply hilarious. Marbles Mouth Cone at it again.
93 PC, 9 INN, 2 HA, 3 K, ER, 1.000 ERA, 0.222 WHIP, W, QS
Yankees win 4-1 (Box Score)
Friday April 11th
NYY: Wang (2-0, 1.38 ERA)
BOS: Buchholz (0-1, 5.40 ERA)
Saturday April 12th
NYY: Mussina (1-1, 3.09 ERA)
BOS: Beckett (0-1, 9.64 ERA)
Sunday April 13th
NYY: Hughes (0-1, 5.00 ERA)
BOS: Matsuzaka (2-0, 1.47 ERA)
Yankees win 6-1 (Box Score)
Aaron Boone...Aaron Boone....Aaron Boone...seems like his is the only name remembered from one of the most dramatic victories in Yankee History. But lets take a moment to remember some of the other heroes of Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS.
1. Mike Mussina - With Roger Clemens ineffective and the Red Sox jumping out to a 4-0 lead. Mike Mussina entered the game in relief for the first time in his career. He proceeded to pitch 3 brilliant shutout innings.
2. Jason Giambi - Trailing 4-0 after four innings. Giambi hit two solo home runs (5th and 7th innings). The score heading into the bottom of the 8th was still 5-2.
3. Jorge Posada - With Hideki Matsui and Bernie Williams on 2nd and 3rd Base. Posada would hit a bloop double off a tiring Pedro Martinez to tie the game. When Matsui crossed the plate he slide and jumped up clapping his hands. One of the first times the Japanese Legend has ever showed this type of emotion at a ball game.
4. Mariano Rivera - Came into the game in the 9th inning after the yankees had tied it. He proceeded to pitch 3 shutout innings. The victory left Rivera physically and emotionally drained as he ran onto the field and collapsed on the mound TO CELEBRATE QUITE POSSIBLY THE GREATEST HOME RUN IN YANKEE HISTORY.
(Box Score) Yanks drop 2nd straight 4-0
Maybe if we start with relievers and end with starters, we can trick them and win.