After a weekend series packed with high-scoring, long-lasting baseball games, the Yankees get a break today. The schedule makers were kind to the Bombers, cushioning the blow of a 10 game road trip punctuated by a trip to Fenway by bookending that series with two off-days. Per usual, since there is no electrifying Yankees action, we have compiled some links and suggestions of things to watch on this slow Monday evening.
The Little League World Series is on ESPN2 tonight, and the team from Staten Island takes on the crew from the ironically named Urbandale, Iowa at 8PM. The LLWS isn't really my cup of tea, but you can be sure Dustin Pedrioa's brother will be watching intently, scouting for talent.
YES is showing the Game 3 of the 1999 World Series episode of Yankees Classics if you prefer to live in the past.
There is also some preseason football, with the Jets facing off against the Ravens on ESPN. Now that Brett Favre has moved on to some purpler pastures, the Jets have been relieved of all of the distractions associated with him and are left to do what they do best: play mediocre and uninteresting football.
Sorry, Jets fans. For you and others that hate the Giants, here you go.
Plaxico Burress has agreed to an interview with E:60, portions of which will be shown on SportsCenter tonight. (/yawns)
In a battle of Sox, Boston hosts Chicago as they look to widen their lead over the Rangers in the Wild Card standings.
This can't be true, can it? Derek Jeter would never eat with A-Rod. (h/t to reader Eric Miller)
Via MLBTR, here is the latest on Johnny Damon's, Andy Pettitte's and Hideki Matsui's outlooks for next season.
Do the Yanks rely too much on the long ball? Joel Sherman thinks so. He also adds later in the column that the Yanks can finish 17-21 and still win 95 games. Wow.
Main Entry: ten·u·ous
Pronunciation: \ˈten-yə-wəs, -yü-əs\
Defintion: (3) Having little substance or strength : flimsy, weak. A tenuous connection.
Youk's got a new nickname!
That's all I've got for tonight, Fackers. Feel free to drop your own in the comments, and we'll see you in the morning.