Girardi, Like Obama, Looks for Game Changer

Wow!  Girardi has both A-Rod and Swisher out of the line-up tonight.

Gardner is batting leadoff and playing left, with Ichiro moving to right.  Chavez is at third.

I hope both the Yankees and Obama do what they have to do tonight.

I’m not sure if I’m more worried about Verlander or Mitt.

I am kind of bouncing off the walls, “going mental” like the Ed Grimley character (Martin Short) on SNL.

Happy Birthday, Fenway Park!

Happy Birthday, Fenway, from this Yankee fan.  And may I add, you look wicked good for 100.  I hope as a present, they get you a new managah to replace your “unfunny Valentine.”

The truth is, Red Sox and Yankee fans need each other.  I’m always more excited to watch a game with you than with the Blue Jays or any other team in baseball.  The wins feel more satisfying, the losses cut deeper.  Each regular season game feels far more significant than 1 of 162.

And I need you to play well and win (just not against us, of course), so that our games are meaningful right to the end of the season.  And an ALCS with you is the World Series for me.

So I hope you start playing much better — beginning next week.