"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice


They are becoming a thing now. Time to start grabbing for “the narrative” (is there a more irritating contemporary term?). These grittsy, gutsy Yanks are the anti-Yankees. Just wait ’til the superstars return, then they’ll fall into the gutter. Give Vernon Wells 600 at bats! Start Overbay over Teixeria!

Beyond the silliness that accompanies this kind of run, there is the real satisfaction of watching these Yankees play above expectations (at least according to many of the pre-season predictions). Of course it’s early, and we’ll see how keen the Bandwagon is on the current Cinderellas when they inevitably turn back into pumpkins in the heat of summer, but also: we’ll take it. And there are reinforcements on the way.

Last night, the Yanks remained calm and kept themselves in the game despite C.C. Sabathia giving up a lead. Travis Hafner hit a game-tying solo home run in the 9th and Wells had the go-ahead double in the 10th (Hafner added an RBI single). The bullpen, which has been the team’s great weapon so far, nailed down a terrific 6-4 win over the Orioles.

Happy? You bet.

Chad Jennings has the notes.

[Photo Via: In His Grip]


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1 BobbyB   ~  May 21, 2013 9:08 am

Arrived home last night from Oklahoma. First game I've watched in a week that wasn't OU softball. Nice win for the Yankees. I just had a premonition that Hafner was going to knock the ball out in the 9th. My feelings obviously tempered by the terrible tragedy taking place in the Plains. There was no regular programming on Sunday in Tulsa as the weather was on everyone's mind and there were warnings all across Oklahoma, Kansas-all the way up to Minnesota. Great to be back, but with a heavy heart.

2 rbj   ~  May 21, 2013 9:35 am

[1] Glad you're safe

3 Alex Belth   ~  May 21, 2013 9:50 am

2) Amen to that.

4 BobbyB   ~  May 21, 2013 11:20 am

Thanks guys. I've felt part of the Banter family for (could it really be) more than a decade.

5 Alex Belth   ~  May 21, 2013 3:01 pm

4) Yes, you are one of the OG's! And are ARE part of the family round here.

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