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Yankees’ suffer humiliating 10-2 loss to the Indians.
April 17, 2009 - Michael Palmer
I felt this early afternoon a movement in the force as if some great evil had arisen in the East. Then I realized that today was opening day for the Yankees new $1.5 billion Death Star (stadium).
Appropriately, the first official pitch at America's most extravagant baseball park was thrown by the pitcher with the most lucrative contract, now traitor to the Tribe, CC Sabathia. Remember the words of the wise Yoda oh padded one: "Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will..."
How heart warming it was to come home and sit down with my ice cold beverage and watch the recorded top of the seventh inning over and over and …. Well you get the point, it could only have been sweeter if CC had not handed the ball over after 5 and 2/3.
Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other stars from the New York Yankees' famous pinstriped past would have been proud tof Jorge (pronounced hore hay) Posada hitting the first home run in the new stadium. On April 18, 1923, Ruth homered as New York opened the original Yankee Stadium with a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Historic yes, but I rather liked the shot that Sizemore hit to clear the bases with the first ever Grand Salami in the new facility! It was great, and then Martinez followed with his own four bagger to seal the Yankees’ humiliating 10-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
The Bombers should have played the Sox again for their opener because the lowly Tribe with their $82 million salary expense dispatched the superpower of the dark side whose $201 million payroll dwarfs any other team in major league baseball.
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