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And by that, I mean, Jason Giambi, Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada having aches and pains early on isn't the worst thing. It could be all the pitchers, whether they be beleaguered (Andy Pettitte), ancient (Mike Mussina) or youthful (the kids).
The offense is an old, albeit powerful, machine. There will be some missed time and some slumps. That's not such a worry at the moment. And remember, the hitting hasn't lost in the playoffs the past 4-5 years nearly as often as a breakdown in the pitching (and by extension, the managing of said pitching). Joe Girardi hasn't had too many tests yet (this noteworthy one the exception), but he seems off to a good start. Having been sick himself recently, he's keeping a level head.
That's about all you can do in April if your team isn't winless (sorry, Tigers).

Yeah, it's an armchair, vague analysis. That's all my brain can muster at the moment.

5 Responses to “Early injuries in the right place”

  1. # Anonymous bumfromjersey

    Yeah, don't it suck to be grown up w/ all these responsibilities?  

  2. # Anonymous bumfromjersey

    I know you are busy but I hope you will be blogging next Friday because 'The Office' is suppose to deliver a season finale that you will talk about the next day. I am hoping you write about it the next day!!  

  3. # Anonymous bumfromjersey

    The Office - did you see it?  

  4. # Anonymous Cass Keller

    Heads up! A big Yankee fan is organizing an Ultimate Yankee Fan Package for all you die hard Yankee fans. The package will include an autographed baseball, and other Yankee memorabilia. But get this! You also receive your very own New York Minute in honor of the final game held at Yankee Stadium! The minute comes with a collectible clock and certificate of authenticity. Some Yankee greats already have this super awesome collector's item and now so can Yankee fans! The packages will be auctioned off on eBay. Stay tuned for more information.  

  5. # Anonymous Kevin

    James,
    Sorry to put this here but I could not find a way to directly email you. I was just teaching my 8 year old son about searching on the web. When we put in his name he was surprised and hurt to find a post from you on this blog that disparaged his brother's name and by inference our family. It would mean a lot to him if you and I could carry on a conversation (over email) so that he can understand (as I assume) you meant no ill will to a young boy. If you are open to this you can contact me at ourstuff@pobox.com.
    Sincerely,
    Kevin  

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