Curtis Granderson’s off-the-field work got honored Friday night before the first of a three game set against the Rangers.
Voted on by players, the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award is given to a player who has displayed excellence both on and off the field. Granderson joins the likes of John Smoltz, Jim Thorne, Albert Puljos who have also received this honor. Getting recognized by your peers who you work with day in and day out, certainly says something and is quite an honor.
Congratulations to Curtis Granderson!
Friday’s 5-1,and today’s 7-3 wins against the Texas Rangers are the fourth series in a row for the Bombers who are hot out of the gate.
The Yankees, had their third game against the Angels, all players around the majors were wearing #42 honoring Jackie Robinson, who was the first African-American to play professional baseball. Robinson is still the meaning of courage, and a well deserving annual tradition in MLB.
It was a chilly Thursday night in the Bronx, but the Bombers wrapped up their third series win, beating the Halos 6-2 and 2-1 in games.
To be perfectly honest, the point that Phil Hughes was starting on the mound was not particularly comforting. It had less to do regarding Hughes’s technique, and it is more about his potential to utilize it.
Game two between the Angels and Yankees was the second start for pitcher Javier Vazquez, his first in the Bronx since 2004.
Just to recap the game, Angels new pitcher Joel Pineiro literally sunk the Yankee bats for the seven innings, and the Yankees lost 5-3.
Vazquez, coming off a loss against the Rays started out shaky. After a quick chat on the mound from David Eiland, Vazquez calmed down for a bit but eventually allowed four hits in just shy of six innings.
What was so bothersome, more than the actual game, came from Yankee fans. The behavior of whomever guilty of booing has to know it was unnecessary, and embarrassing.
I beg of all Yankees fans to stop this now. Here, are the reasons why:
The Yankees opened up the stadium with a ring and a win.
The Angels lost 7-5, but bringing Hideki Matsui was all the fans cared about.
Saving the best for last, Matsui was the last player to get his ring. Appropriately so, out of respect for what he brought to the Yankees during his seven seasons and his MVP performance in the World Series.