The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Baseball Blog

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.

e-mail Edward Thoma

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Baseball Blog
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Free Press news updates
Special Promotions
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN