Perfect day for Game 4 as you can see above in 2 p.m. ET shot outside Comerica Park. The major news here is that A-Rod is hitting eighth. And Melky is in, Giambi is out. That tells you all you need to know about the shocking turn of developments in this American League Division Series.
Expect to see a lot of orange today…
Waiting to welcome a tremendous throng (which is now making the stadium shake again as I am typing this at the start of the game)…
You have to love the Mini-Donuts stand right behind home plate. Enjoyed my brunch…
It’s a baseball town again. You also can find these goodies here if you don’t want to stand in line.
Jim Leyland before the game: "We’re
not going to do anything different. We’re going to see how the game develops, and obviously we’re going to
do the same thing the Yankees are going to do. They are going to do everything they can to win it, and we’re going to
do everything we can to win it."
Joe Torre before the game: "We obviously don’t feel good about ourselves and we know what
we’re capable of doing and we have to go out there and do it. Yeah,
you hope the experience helps you, you really do. Again, I don’t care how much you’ve played
this game, and how successful you’ve been, that taste of losing is never a nice
taste. So you really have to reverse it,
and we have to do something about that today against a very good team."
Pregame video, about an hour and a half before first pitch as the Yankees were taking BP:
OK, Game 4 is on. There was a really nice moment of silence before the game for Buck O’Neil. We’re going to miss him.