It’s an honor that can go very, very wrong. But California Chrome’s jockey and assistant trainer were right on the money Monday night in the Bronx.
Kyle Seager homered, tripled twice and doubled, leading Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners past the New York Yankees 10-2 Monday night.
Two shutouts while surrendering seven hits in 18 innings. What a difference a ballpark makes! And because of this, we are left with lots of questions — in two parts.
Chris Young hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Jenrry Mejia provided a jolt after his reluctant move to the bullpen and the previously punchless New York Mets went deep four times to rally past the Yankees 9-7 Monday night in the Subway Series opener.
The Mets aren’t going to miss Derek Jeter. Not on the field, anyway. Just look at these numbers: .368 average with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs in 84 games.
“It doesn’t hold noise, or home-team fervor, anywhere near the way the old place did,” he said. “The old Stadium was our 10th man — a loud and frenzied cauldron of pinstriped passion, with a lot of lifers in the stands.”
He was in town not only to see Jeter but to appear Monday on late-night TV with David Letterman, another star planning to step away soon: “I’m sad to see some of these guys retiring. I’m not far behind.”
Cano said it wasn’t a big deal or much of a distraction. But on Twitter, a debate raged over whether Seattle’s slugger deserved that sort of treatment in his return to the Bronx.
A handful of Yankees fans were given the opportunity to boo a cardboard cutout of Cano. And boo they did. Until the 2009 World Series champion walked out from behind the cutout.
The Mariners second baseman is hoping for a rousing welcome when he’s introduced in the Bronx for the first time since bolting in free agency. Good luck with that.
The NYC All Star Sports Group has announced that the U12 and U13/14 championship games of the Borough Cup will be held at Yankee Stadium.
The New York City Football Club, which announced this week that will call Yankee Stadium home during its inaugural season, will spend its time practicing at Manhattanville College.
On a day when New York City FC announced that it will play its inaugural Major League Soccer season at Yankee Stadium in 2015, it was also revealed that baseball’s all-time saves leader would be the team’s first season-ticket holder.
When international soccer has been staged at Yankee Stadium, it has been a success. Now it’s time to try something more on a full-time basis.
Mandela’s plaque was unveiled in a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs.