Well, this Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees rivalry, which is storied and has been going on for decades, appears to be alive and well in 2009. Even though it’s a few games into the year and the two teams have yet to face eachother this year, they are tied for second place.
The Toronto Blue Jays are in first place, if you didn’t know. The Jays are finding ways to win; walkoff hits, home run fests, solid pitching performances. The bullpen, as far as I’m concerned, has been solid. For the first time since 1993, the Yankees might have to take a page out of the Blue Jay book.
Isn’t it funny that these teams are both at disadvantages, yet still manage a 7-6 record? The Yankees are missing the huge bat of Alex Rodriguez, and the Red Sox have to deal with a slumping David Ortiz?(Yankees obviously have a greater disadvantage)
Imagine what happens when the Yankees get A-Rod back and he does what A-Rod does? What happens when Big Papi swings for the fences as he used to for Boston? Not to mention the Tampa Bay Rays, the AL champs in 2008 and who may soon pose bigger threats and become bigger rivals with the Yanks than the Sox.
So the game yesterday was spectacular, Posada got the best hit of the year for the Bombers with that two run instant replay shot. Today’s game was postponed, which is good, because I can’t watch that game with school back. =(
So yeah, that’s the blog today. Have a nice day,
Stay positive, Yankee fans!
-EJ the Kid From New York