1-Love, Yankees

Well, I didn't expect the Yanks to shell Schilling. He was off. If he's injured and can't recover during this series, the Red Sox are in trouble.
Manny's defense in LF cost the Red Sox at least a few runs. He should have cut off Matsui's ball in the 1st to hold Sheffield at third. He didn't catch the ball, he didn't dive, he didn't cut it off. That's just lazy/bad. He should have caught that ball in the 8th, though I couldn't tell if he was just slow or lackadaisical on that one. The other thing about Manny is that he seems to be a guess hitter, even with two strikes. I've seen him get caught looking with balls right down the middle so often. He can hit, though, so you live with all that.
Should be a lot of chants of "Who's your daddy?" at Yankee Stadium tomorrow. Ooh, it's going to be crazy. Four cool things about Yankees games:
  • Roll call--the RF bleacher fans chant each Yankee defenders name in sequence in the top of the first (all except the pitcher and catcher) until each player looks back and waves the glove. The order is Matsui, Bernie, Sheff, Olerud, Cairo, Jeter, and A-Rod. One of the best cheers in sports.
  • The playing "Enter Sandman" by Metallica when Mariano Rivera trots out of the bullpen. Gives me chills because you know Rivera can back it up.
  • The playing of Sinatra singing "New York, New York" after wins. Obnoxious, and if it were happening against the Cubs, I'd want to shoot myself, but it's Sinatra,
  • The voice of the Yankees public address announcer, Bob Shepherd. I only heard it just recently, at my first game at Yankees Stadium, and it gave me goosebumps. He's the best public address announcer I've ever heard. I'd pay to have him say my name over the speaker stadium at Yankees Stadium just once.