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Yanks 4, Diamondbacks 2

Posted By Alex Belth On June 16, 2004 @ 9:31 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

Emily and I had to be up early this morning, so I only caught the first inning of last night’s game. Jose Contreras plunked Danny Bautista in the noggin and impressively, didn’t melt down on the spot. I was determined to wait until I saw the morning papers to find out who won. This meant controlling myself both times I woke up to pee in the middle of the night, as well as checking the TV early this morning. I love the suspense of waiting until I get to the newsstand and flip the tabloids over. As you can imagine, I was happy to learn that the Yanks [1] had won while Boston [2] fell to the Rockies in Colorado (the Yankees are now 20 games over .500 and they lead the Sox by four-and-a-half games).

Cliff Corcoran [3] stayed up and so did Steve Bonner [4]. Peep their reports, forthwith. Bernie Williams (leading off again), Derek Jeter and Gary Sheffield [5] all had three hits. Alex Rodriguez singled and walked and has now reached base in 51 straight games. The Bombers [6] left a ton of men on base, but scored just enough to win. Contreras pitched well enough, while Flash Gordon and Mariano Rivera [7] nailed down the win.

Kevin Brown [8] was put on the DL [9] but should be ready to pitch against the Mets in a few weeks.

Hey, and not for nothing, but what’s up with the Times running a lengthy profile on Curt Schilling [10] this morning? I can understand when Jack Curry was dispatched to cover the return of Nomar Garciaparra, and I can even understand why they would run a piece on Schilling, but why now? Maybe when the Yanks play the Sox again in a few weeks. Do New Yorkers really want to know about Schilling that badly? Or does it have something to do with the fact that the Times is a minority owner in the Red Sox? I don’t get it.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Yanks: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/203442p-175512c.html

[2] Boston: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/06/16/sox_left_gasping_in_denver/

[3] Cliff Corcoran: http://cliffordsbrb.blogspot.com/archives/2004_06_13_cliffordsbrb_archive.html#108736573981750812

[4] Steve Bonner: http://www.themidnighthour.squarespace.com/display/ShowJournal?moduleId=19838&creatorId=3166

[5] Gary Sheffield: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/16/sports/baseball/16yanks.html

[6] The Bombers: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyside153851391jun15,0,4741728.story?coll=ny-yankees-bigpix

[7] Mariano Rivera: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-sbyanks163852421jun16,0,6651465.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[8] Kevin Brown: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/203441p-175510c.html

[9] DL: http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/25786.htm

[10] Curt Schilling: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/16/sports/baseball/16schilling.html

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