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May 15, 2009

Thoughts before the Yankees series


• The Twins won't see their old buddy CC Sabathia in this series. Which is good for the guys from Minny, because Sabathia is starting to crank it up. In his last two starts, both wins, he allowed two runs and nine hits in 17 innings while shaving more than a run off his season ERA.

• The latest flap involving the Yankees' high-priced tickets: The lower classes aren't permitted to get near the field during batting practice to plead for autographs. The Yankees regard it as trespassing. Said a Yankee exec this week: "If you purchase a suite, do you want somebody in your suite? If you purchase a home do you want somebody in your home?" I do believe you need an advance degree in arrogance to work for the Yankees these days.

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