Five years ago today, Alex Rodriguez returned from his hip surgery and PED admission to swat a three-run homer on the very first pitch he saw. It was pretty awesome. Can’t believe it’s been five years already. CC Sabathia also threw a complete game shutout that night after struggling for much of his first month in pinstripes too. Here’s the box score. A-Rod’s dinger was the first of many improbable and memorable moments as the Yankees stormed to the World Series title. That season was so fun.
The Yankees are off tonight, so here’s your open thread. Day One of the NFL draft is on at 8pm ET (ESPN), plus MLB Network will air a game. The teams you see depend on where you live. There’s also NHL and NBA playoff action, including the Nets. Talk about A-Rod’s homer, the NFL draft, whatever. Have at it.