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Opening Day is always very special, even when it’s delayed by 30 hours and becomes Opening Night. Joe Girardi said that the moment he’ll want to remember from Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Blue Jays is the final out — Mariano Rivera inducing Marco Scutaro to roll harmlessly to Robinson Cano at second base, just a short throw away from out No. 27.
That had sentimental cache for Girardi, being his first win as the Yankees manager — imagine, the first person other than Joe Torre to record a victory in that position since 1995. Since I’m not managing the Yankees, though, I’ll remember the two catches by Melky Cabrera. The first one was nice enough, crashing against the wall in right-center field, but the second one really made you go, ‘Wow,’ skidding across the turf in left-center.
Melky had a long way to run for both of those balls, and they came on back-to-back batters. That’s conditioning, ladies and gentlemen. Good thing Girardi made ‘em run in Spring Training.
Mike Mussina was grumbling sarcastically as he walked through the Yankees’ clubhouse this afternoon, munching on a can of peanuts.
“There’s nothing to eat in this place,” Mussina said.
Joe Girardi’s new movement to banish sweets from the players lounge may hit Mussina, a self-professed sugar junkie, the hardest. You’re talking about a guy whose blood type is practically Mountain Dew. Mussina is making more than $11 million this year, so you’d think he could supply his own ice cream and M&Ms, but it’s the principle of the matter.
Meanwhile, here’s something Joe Torre wouldn’t have approved of. Johnny Damon lugs a portable white karaoke machine everywhere the Yankees go now, and it has a jack to put anybody’s iPod in and crank up some tunes.
Brian Bruney was the guest DJ this afternoon and, in a completely random succession, we were all treated to Young Jeezy’s ‘Go Getter,’ the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge,’ Kid Rock’s ‘Devil Without a Cause,’ and Seven Mary Three’s ‘Water’s Edge.’
Chien-Ming Wang is still the coolest kid in school. None of this bothered him as he sat at his locker, silently (what else?), flipping through an exotic car magazine.