Remember when I said things were eerily quiet in Yankeeville – free of scandal and controversy? Then came the A-Rod/Dr. Galea investigation. Who knows where that will lead. Today brought news that Yankees Senior VP of Baseball Operations, Mark Newman (not to be confused with MLBLogs’ fearless leader), was arrested in Tampa last night for driving drunk. Could somebody explain why people need to get in the car when they have no business driving? Is it that hard to call a cab, ask a friend to drive, or – what a concept – not drink yourself into a coma? Wasn’t the Jim Leyritz story scary enough to make people pay attention? Apparently not. Newman posted bail and will, hopefully, stick to Coke or Pepsi for the foreseeable future. I must say his mug shot isn’t bad at all. He just looks sort of like a little boy who got caught doing something bad.
Speaking of bad, that’s what CC was today against the Pirates. What can I say? He got roughed up in spring training last year and look how that turned out. Also of note, Curtis Granderson tripled! Yay. And Nick Johnson homered – twice. Posada and Swisher had good days at the plate too, and the offense is finally coming around, even if it was in a losing effort. By the time I’m in my seat next week, this team will be cooking.