Yankees beat the heat, Royals
The busiest guys at Yankee Stadium on Sunday weren’t on the field, and that includes Joba Chamberlain, who was better in his second big league start but still not everything they’re looking for him to be. Nope, you’d have to think the people doing the briskest business were hawking cool water, beverages and liquid-shooting fans.
This was a hot day in the tri-state area — first pitch, 95 degrees — and if you sweltered through it at the Stadium, you have my respect (and I hope you found a nice, cool air-conditioned spot to settle back down after the Yankees’ win). Chances are that Dan Giese will find a way to celebrate his first Major League victory a little bit on Sunday night.
Me? I’m off this weekend and spent a good portion of my Sunday morning running a 10K across the George Washington Bridge on the hottest day of the year so far. No one said timing was my thing.
The Yankees will be back at it on Monday, wrapping up this homestand before heading west to Oakland and Houston – now that’s a strange road trip. Interleague play, here we come.
Mike Mussina and Luke Hochevar are the starters on a Monday afternoon in the Bronx.