Sunday: On this date five years ago, the Yankees dropped Game Five of the 2009 World Series by the score of 8-6. A.J. Burnett got clobbered for six runs in only two innings on three days’ rest. Chase Utley hit two more homers, his fourth and fifth of the World Series. The Yankees actually rallied for four runs against Cliff Lee and Ryan Madson in the eighth and ninth innings to make things interesting, but the hole was simply too deep. The Yankees still led the series three games to two after the loss. Here’s the box score.
Here’s your open thread for the last few hours of the weekend. The Knicks are playing and Ravens-Steelers is the late NFL game. You know what to do by now, so have at it.
Quiz!: The 2014 Yankees roster Sporcle quiz is out. It’s a good way to drive yourself nuts for ten minutes. I got 53 out of 58 and didn’t miss anyone obvious.