Clearly, even Mother Nature had seen just about all she could stomach of the Yankees’ geriatric merry-go-round this week, washing out the last two nights of what was easily the most disappointing home opening series at Progressive Field since the time everybody just said “screw it” and played at Miller Park instead.
It’s now officially been a full five years since the Indians last treated their fans to a series win to start the home schedule. As a silver lining, though, odds are good we’ll have us a nice Yankee doubleheader in much more favorable conditions some time later this summer. And better still, the likelihood of Brett Myers appearing in either of those games is looking slim at best.
And since we’re on the subject of seemingly hopeless reclamation projects, it seems a fitting time to revisit our old friend Travis Hafner—perhaps the unlikeliest Yankee clean-up hitter since Shane Spencer.
After Pronk smashed his way to vengeance with a homer and four RBI off Ubaldo Jimenez and...