Sod this for a bag of chips
Neil H is in the Bronx.
Andy Pettitte has just walked four guys in an inning after being given a two run lead.
This team is not fun to watch.
I am not staying up to watch this.
02:23 and out.
The distance between the two Neil's homes and their favourite ballparks as they continue to argue over all things Yankees and Red Sox. 2005 brought no success, nor did 2006, will 2007 be the year for one of us to gloat about winning the World Series?
Neil H is in the Bronx.
It is still early, but it is better to sweep, than be swept!
The moment Vizciano walked Manny from an 0-2 count it was a no brainer defeat for the Bombers.
Not Yankees or Sox related but Carl Crawford is meant to be one of the elite players in this league.
Despite running off three hours sleep, I managed to stay up and witness the first win from Carl Pavano (1-0) since May 22, 2005. The Yankees righty gave up six hits over seven innings giving up a pair, in what was an excellent display.
Over here in good old blighty - we get two games a week on Channel Five (as well as many including at least one a day on NASN) but the channel five shows have a studio instead of ad breaks whilst you guys get to hear 'this is ourrrrrrr country' for the 4186th time this year.
After Neil H posted his thoughts on what we've seen in week one - I am following the crowd (well my colleague) and doing the same.
Before the Yankees rotation stunk up the joint in the first week. I'd been going back and forth with an old friend about the Yankees in 2007. He has published the preview over in his blog which is linked to on the side of the page.
Well here we go - Francona had said he would bring in Papelbon when the game needed saved, and that game needed saved right there, with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th.
Well the Sox have still to play tonight, but both our teams have 5 games in the books, and both are an equally unimpressive 2-3, which is good enough for joint second in the AL East behind the (ahem) pace-setting 3-2 Blue Jays.
The Red Sox half of the blog was in a meeting yesterday whilst Dice-K was making his debut so it's down to me to report on the performance of the player I drafted two years ago in the minor league section of a fantasy keeper draft - it turned out to be an inspired move.
The Shamen and Ebeneezer Goode - that song wasn't about baseball.
In a battle of the BP's - the Yankees out slugged the Devil Rays come opening day in the Bronx. Carl Pavano pitched ok but was hindered by three errors in the early innings before the Rays started to get to him in the fifth. Not a stellar outing by any means but it wasn't half as good as what his 4.1 inning outing looks like stats wise.
And now the Neil M version - more in depth look at the Yankees later today.
Some of the regular bog standard prediction questions and a few more just for fun...