That’s right, we’re officially going back and changing a scoring decision from last night, taking away an error from Melky Cabrera and charging it instead to Section 39.
If you’re not familiar with the way things work at Yankee Stadium, every game brings a ‘roll call’ from the Bleacher Creatures, who chant out the names of the position players in the top of the first inning. (And if you’re not familiar with Yankee Stadium, how’s the weather look for this weekend in Boston?)
Anyway, the chant had worked around to Melky Cabrera in the first inning last night when Denard Span singled to center. Cabrera acknowledged the bleachers with a wave and then promptly booted the ball for an error, allowing Span to get to second base. Joe Girardi said that he didn’t realize what exactly happened until he saw the highlight on TV last night around 11:30 p.m. — needless to say, there was a discussion in the clubhouse this morning.
“He’s a kid having fun,” Girardi said. “You want your players to have fun, but you make sure he does it at the right time.”