With all due respect to Mr. Faded Glory (whom I stole the above image from), I’m not ready to congratulate the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate on what I consider to be going from bad to worse in logo-land. As a fan with fond memories of Pork Chop Pough, Ron Mahay and Nomah’s tenures in Trenton (Tony Clark, anyone?) I’m obviously biased. But ancient history aside, I’m not sure how a logo as generic as every other club in the Eastern League serves any purpose.
Given the parent club’s firepower, I’m not totally shocked at the way they overcame a 7-2 deficit with an 6-run 8th inning at Fenway last night. But consider the following factoids, anyway ;
* – it was the second longest 9 inning game in big league history (more time to enjoy Dave O’Brien!)
* – the Red Sox hadn’t blown this big at lead at home to the Yankees in 12 years
* – the otherwordly Hideki Okajima made it to September without allowing a HR to a lefthanded hitter. He then proceed to serve up a pair to Jason Giambi and Robinson Cano.
* – though he was ineffective Friday evening (4 IP, 9 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, 5 K’s), Andy Pettitte is not going to resort to masturbation in order to make himself feel better.