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You had to figure on this – it makes sense, especially with yesterday’s rainout. Look for Wang to be dispatched to Tampa to work with the organizational pitching gurus, since it doesn’t do him much good to try to figure it all out on a bullpen mound in Boston. Wang said yesterday that his confidence is still there, and Joe Girardi was talking about having faith in his heart that Wang will eventually get it right. But there was no reason to send him out against the Red Sox, a team that has given him a fair amount of trouble.
Mark Teixeira was talking a little bit about the jet stream that carries out to right field and pledged for patience, saying that it will probably take about half a season to start to understand how the new Yankee Stadium really plays. But that hasn’t stopped AccuWeather, for one, from speculating that the air rush might be due to the slope of the grandstands. Apparently the Yankees studied this and had no idea it might play that way. Maybe it’s just bad pitching through four games — we’ll see.
Funny, Hideki had the knee drained April 16 and said on April 17 that he did not consider it a setback and that there were no plans to drain it. Very tricky…
Giambi had a great line in his press conference yesterday, saying that the new Yankee Stadium has the feeling of grandeur that passengers must have felt stepping onto the Titanic. Everyone laughed, kind of uncomfortably. The Big G chuckled and corrected himself, saying, “I’m sure it won’t sink.”
10 batting practice home runs in 75 swings down there in sunny Tampa, Fla. The sounds Cody Ransom should be hearing are creeping footsteps.