They'll open and close the year at Fenway. Really, MLB? You couldn't have the Yanks open the year at Fenway and close the year at the Stadium, or open the year at the Stadium and close of the year at Fenway? To have maybe the six most important games played on the road seems strange, and I can't remember ever in my lifetime seeing the season start and end like it will next year.
Also of note, the Yankees will make a west coast trip to play L.A. (and Joe Torre).
- 97% of seats at the Stadium will either remain the same or drop in price next year.
- Ian Kennedy started game two of the IL finals last night. He was outstanding (three perfect frames with six strikeouts) before Igawa entered and blew it. Scranton now trails 0-2 in the best of five series.
- Elsewhere, the Tampa and Staten Island Yankees won their league titles, beating Charlotte and Mahoning Valley (respectively) by the same 5-2 score. If not for Jesus' injury, the Yanks would probably have four teams in their league finals. Our system, despite only a handful of top prospects, is extremely deep.