So ten minutes into opening day I get an e-mail from Sparky about A-Rod making an error in the first inning of the first freakin' Yankees game of the season. The baseball season is 10 minutes old and shit hook is dumping all over Mr. Sincerity already. Come on, give the guy a little slack. So then The Rod Man whiffs in the bottom of the first and the boo birds are in full plume in duh Bronx and Sparky is probably struttin' around the cave naked, except for his Manny Ramirez Dreds Wig, and singing warm up the bus; not realizing that the Yankees are playing at home. But a few facts - and 26 World Titles - never stopped a red sox fan (read loser) from enjoying even a brief moment of pain in Yankeeland.
The Yankees make three errors, but bang out 12 hits, including a pair of home runs and win the game 9-5. My prediction stands. The Yankees will out-hit and out-pitch the American League and win 95-100 games and the pennant. A-Rod will hit .140 and make four errors in the playoffs, but the Bombers will win another World Series. The red sox will win about 90 games and lose in the first round and Manny; well Manny will be Manny and hit about .432 with 12 home runs against the Yankees; and then it will be football season and we can make fun of Eli for not comin' and Tom Coughlin for not goin'.
Surf's up, time for some golf. Oh, Beer Babe...