Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/17/14
I'm usually upset when I have to miss a weekday Yankee game.  Yesterday, however, as I checked my phone while I sat waiting to see my doctor, I realized that missing this particular game was a good thing.  The result was far from surprising. Derek Holland might have pitched a complete game shutout even if the Yankees' A lineup had faced him.That A lineup is still very far from returning to the field. Big pieces of it, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez, have made news lately. We won't see Teix until next spring. As for A-Rod, who knows?One thing we do know, if you believe Derek Jeter, is that Alex Rodriguez has not and will not be a distraction to the team. I was pleased and, to be honest, pleasantly surprised to find out that Jeter spoke up in his teammates defense. The Captain has a history of leaving Alex Rodriguez twisting in the wind. He has publicly supported guys like Jason Giambi but, when given the opportunity to do the same for A-Rod, he's all like, "Who's A-Rod?"His treatme...
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