Friday I went to my first game of the season and I have to say it went much better than the first game I went to last season. Both games were against the Indians and both were 1 of a 4 game set. The difference, last years the Yankees lost 22-4 and this time the Yankees won 8-2. I’d have to say this was a much better first game of the season for me.
Other than the fact that the Yankees won I got to see Ramiro play third base (and shortstop but he started at third =D) and while I would have loved to see Cervelli play I am glad he finally got a day he deserved it. And I got to see Phil Hughes pitch for the first time since the ALDS in 2007 (the game he came in, in relief of Roger Clemens and got the only win for the Yankees in the 2007 play-offs). All and all that was a great game and a great start to Memorial Day weekend for me.
And then there was yesterday which very possibly will go down in history as the craziest day to ever occur in MLB. We will go in order of occurance since that seems the most logical. First there was the Yankee//Indians game which just looking at the box score it was a crazy game and then if you look at the bottom of the third inning it was even crazier. At this point everyone knows that David Huff got hit in the side of his head with a line drive off of the bat of A-Rod. From what everyone can tell at this point he is fine which is really good, and I am glad he is not hurt. I will even give a few points to A-Rod for getting in his car and driving right to the hospital after the game was over, even if at that point Huff was already back at the stadium in a situation like that, the thought really does count.
Second crazy of the day goes to the Angels’ Kendry Morales, who broke his leg after hitting a walk-off grandslam and is possibly our for the whole season. I really don’t have anything to say about this except how strange it is. Third and last of the crazies yesterday Roy Halladay pitched the second perfect game of the season. This is awesome and all, like all perfect games and no hitters, but there is something about Halladay that just really bothers. It’s not that he wears a Phillies uniform or anything like that I just am really not a fan.
On a little side not both perfect games this season have been against the Florida teams.
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