A quick look around the Inter-Google at the Yankee Universe as we wait for tonight's first Yankees-Red Sox tilt of the season.
- The Tampa Bay Rays may have won the AL East and gone to the World Series last season, but for the Yankees and Red Sox it is still all about each other. Even the players new to the pinstripes seem to have an idea what they are walking into tonight. Ken Davidoff of Newsday breaks down this year's versions of the arch-rivals. Mike Lupica says the rivalry has not faded.
- Even the commish has noticed the empty premium seats at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. And when Bud Selig notices, you know it has to be bad.
- David Ortiz issued a pre-emptive warning to Joba Chamberlain not to throw at Kevin Youkilis, which Joba has made a habit of since coming to the Yankees. Maybe Joba should buzz Ortiz with a 95-mph heater right at the kneecaps.