I am not Greg Kirkland, obviously. But, the thread shall go on! The Yankees played a baseball game yesterday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and they defeated them by a score of 2-1. Esmil Rogers and Chase Whitley each threw two scoreless innings apiece, and Tyler Austin hit a go-ahead dinger to put the Yankees ahead for good.
Today, the Yankees will play two games. The first is a split-squad game where Bryan Mitchell will take on Cole Hamels; that one will be on MLB.tv. The second game will only be on Gameday Audio, but it's certainly of note because Carlos Beltran makes his debut. For an offense that was nearly non-existent, a healthy Beltran is pretty, pretty important. Here's to health.
Comments of the Day
LTL does not like your distaste for bacon, and you will be judged for it.
And for donuts, too.
Preach it. Get it done, MLBAM.
LTL: back at it again.
GIF of the Day
It's a new season, and Victor is back! NoMahbles knows this better than anyone.
Honorable Mod Mention
This HMM goes to Greg for all of his COTD posts. Cheers to you!
- You've been selected to go on a one-way trip to Mars. What do you do with your remaining time on Earth?
- What's your favorite book and why?
Song of the Day
A Love Supreme, Part I: Acknowledgment by John Coltrane
It's arguably the greatest jazz album of all time, and certainly one of the most iconic in American history. There was nothing like it before, and nothing was the same after it. It's Coltrane: how can you go wrong?
You can use this as the open thread for the day, and a game thread should be up for the 1 PM game as well. Go Yankees, go baseball.