The Yankees opened their new billion dollar home with a loss to the Cleveland Indians, starting out with a 10-2 record on a historic sunny day in the Bronx.
After the longest opening road trip in Yankee history (9 games), the Bronx Bombers returned to their new home yesterday to officially open their new stadium with what else a LOSS!!!
I know it’s only April, but what I witnessed today, reminded me of what has pissed me off the last couple of seasons: bases loaded and no one can cross the plate. The Yanks had the bases loaded twice and could not score a run. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia (the only African-American player on the team) did his thing for 6 innings, and in true Yankee fashion, the bullpen blew the game. Relief pitchers Jose Veras and Damoso Marte gave up nine runs in the seventh inning and the Yanks never had a chance.
The Yankees haven’t lost a home opener since 1998, the longest such winning streak in Major League Baseball history. They had won 16 of their past 17 home openers.
This is a big deal in Yankee-land, we’ve always had to deal with the hated Red Sox but after last year’s come-out-of- no-where pesky Tampa Rays, it’s going to be a very challenging AL East race this season.
And we wouldn’t have it any other way!!!
Fellow Yankee fan Jay Z was in attendance yesterday, and by the look on his face, we’re thinking this pic was taken before the game.