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The Return…

Sorry that I was gone, I was wrassling radioactive spider monkeys using only a sponge.

Anyway, I don’t know what’s worse. Losing and the Red Sox winning, or losing and the Red Sox losing. Red Sox losing would obviously be a disadvantage in the standings and stuff, and we’d be 2 back, but, you know, if we lose and the Red Sox lose, well… the Red Sox lose only 1.5 times every year, and you really have to capitalize and make sure you gain ground in the East.

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But now it’s irreversible, and the Yankees have got to move on and try to win some games. It’s not that easy to come back off a bad, late inning, frustrating loss and destroy the next ballclub you face, but that’s what the Yanks have got to do. And hey, they’ve definitely done it before.

It’s sad to see Eric Hinske, who hit his first Yankee homer, hit another single, got nabbed in the foot and made a great diving catch in right field in the first inning, and be remembered in that game for striking out to end the game. That last at bat was painful for Mr. Patient(I call him that not cause he has discipline, but because he had been waiting so long to play as a Yankee and then had that great day). Hinske was up 3-1, then he fouls off the ball, then he strikes out on that little floating slider that might have or might not have been a strike. I don’t blame him for swinging at it; had he taken it and it was strike three, it would’ve been an outrage. Tough.

The Song of the Day? Meh, I dunno. Ask Vanessa.

Stay positive, Yankee fans.

-EJ the Kid From New York

Ladies and Gentlemen…

Allow me to introduce the newest member of the New York Yankees.

Eric Hinske?

Eric Hinske #16 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is congratulated after he scored in the 9th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Opening Day on April 6, 2009  at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eric Hinske

Now accepting nicknames.

I woke up at 12:15 or so and so my brother and I are still doing the morning sniffles, and of course, my brother looks quite angered like he always does in the morning. Energy wise, I’m about 70%, physcally, I’m 50%. Hopefully I’ll be at 100 on both counts by 3 when MLB.com will have a live chat with Mark Teixeira.

This is somewhat of a strange move… not necessarily a bad move, but an odd one. This move gives the Yanks a left handed bat with some power off the bench, think kind of a poor man’s Nick Swisher, but with a somewhat higher average. Hinske can also play the corners; left, right, third and first. so he is basically Nick Swisher with a lot less power and slightly more average.

The confusing part is that, who’s going to have to be sent down to make room for Hinske? Why would we need Hinske when we have Swisher, who plays first, left and right, Gardner and Melky in the outfield, and Ransom, who can play all infield positions, including first and third? Did we really need to make this trade? From what we know now, it seems like a very unnecessary move, so I have the feeling that there’s definitely something up. My guess is that the Yanks are going to put Matsui on the DL because he’s not himself right now. Maybe something’s up with his knees.

But this is all speculation. It could be for any reason, really. That’s all for today, let’s hope Joba turns in a good performance and we can continue this streak against the M’s.

Stay positive, Yankee fans.

Song of the Day is Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine

Also, I forgot to mention. Gary from Nasty Nats, I’m sorry, but I am not J. Hova, I don’t know who that is, but I hope that you do find him if you’re looking for him. Lol, if you’re looking for him…

-EJ the Kid From New York