Watching the Yankees win tonight – what a concept! – was a lot more pleasurable than watching them lose, regardless of the standings. Ponson was decent. Abreu stayed hot in spite of his sore wrist. Bruney and Mo were sharp. (Joba? Not so much.) But mostly I was struck by A-Rod’s defense. He really showed off his arm tonight with some dazzling throws to first. The guy can gun it – a fact that gets lost in all the talk about not hitting in the clutch. When he opted out of his contract last year and there was speculation that we’d go after Joe Crede, I kept thinking how much we’d miss his arm, not to mention all those RBIs. Now he’s ours for the next decade. I know there are some Yankee fans who’d trade him in a heartbeat, but I’m not one of them.
Off topic, here’s hoping everyone in the blogosphere stays safe when Hurricane Ike makes landfall next week. He looks like a bad one. I used to live in Florida and I remember how hairy hurricane season was, especially in September. If they tell you to evacuate, do it!!!!