That sweep against the Red Sox seems a hundred years ago. Losing two out of three to Tampa Bay is not acceptable, especially when our weak link -- the rookie Ian Kennedy -- came through so nicely. The only plus was a friendly family behind us who promised to call me for suggestions on where to eat dinner in the Village. (I'd already told them about my favorite barbeque at Daisy Mae's and favorite burger at the Shake Shack.) hey folks, I would have sent you to The Spotted Pig on 314 West 11th Street. Ah well.
And since it's been a while since A-Rod got under my skin, he managed to do it again with his comments as reported in the NYTImes after Ian Kennedy's great outing when A-Rod had four RBI on three hits. "Getting the young man a little cushion I felt was important," Rodriguez said. I know he means well, but am I the only one who finds that statement obnoxious and condescending? He's talking about a teammate, not a Little Leaguer who sat in the dugout for an inning. God bless him, but A-Rod can never strike the right note.