Have you ever seen the rain?
Supposedly it’s 74 degrees and sunny in New York right now — at least, according to the Firefox plugin on my laptop. I wouldn’t know in Kansas City, where the tarp is on the playing field (again) and it’s been raining pretty much since the moment we all touched down in Missouri. But it looks like we’ll have baseball tonight and that’s great news.
The most interesting point of the day is that Hideki Matsui will play right field for the Yankees, where he hasn’t played since spraining his ankle in St. Louis. They’re resting Bobby Abreu after he played nine games and the fact the Royals are throwing a lefty, John Bale, factors in.
By the way, LaTroy Hawkins does absolutely the best imitation of a dog bark I’ve ever heard. Hawkins snuck up behind a napping Morgan Ensberg, growled and let loose two barks that would frighten a Doberman. I know I wasn’t the only one who jumped. I figured the Kansas City Police Dept. had brought in a few of the bomb-sniffing dogs; that’s how good it was.