And we're off! Improbable Opening Day starter Glass Carl Pavano chucked the first pitch of the Yankees.7 campaign outside for a ball. But then he got out of the inning with only one hit and no runs. And he didn't break his leg walking to or from the mound. Nice job, Carl. 10 minutes into the season, A-Rod makes his first error and gets booed. 30 minutes into the season he strikes out with men on 2nd and 3rd. Nice job, Alex. Then the Giambino drives em in as the next batter. Nice job, Jason (not sarcasm). They're really working Kazmir right now - 30 pitches in the first so far. Doesn't quite seem the same without Bernie Baseball out there. It's the right move for the team, but we miss you, Bernie.
2:45 - sloppy game by the Bombers so far. Three errors by the infield. Pavano yanked in the 5th to a smattering of boos.
3:19 - Mr. Clutch comes through! Ah, but you knew he would. MVP! MVP! MVP!
3:42 - "Give Credit Where Credit Is Due" Time - A-Rod got a generous single call on a hardly hit ball that got by the SS, but he made the most of it by stealing second and coming around to score from second on the great arm of Delmon Young to put the pinstripes in the lead. Get on, get over, get in. Third RBI for Giambi. Farnsworth's hitting 100 right now.
4:00 - A-Rod makes good with two big insurance runs on his first dinger of the year. He jumped out for a curtain call pretty quickly, but hell, go ahead, Alex. We need a big year from you. Get your confidence going. And the Sandman takes the mound...
4:11 - 3 up, 3 down, 3 K's!!! Yankees win. THE Yankees win.