Let’s not get into too much detail about what happened on field last night in Cave of Doom.
Ye Who Enter Here
Should Jim Johnson be doing better? Eh. That’s a short porch out there in right field. Ryan Flaherty found it too. Should Derek Jeter have been punched prior to RBI triple? Maybe. Should Adam Jones have taken better route? Yeahp.
But overall — valueless hyper-critical criticisms notwithstanding — Team played great. And Team came away with unlucky loss. It’s not over and, knowing this delightful vintage, they will be back tonight with best effort.
Overall there was little or no tension in Stadium between Fans of Team and fans of free agent mercenary former All-Stars. At times, as Miguel Gonzalez worked through Yankee lineup like a half-rack of ribs, stadium was very quiet.
“It’s a library in here,” guy in front of Blog of Team metaphor’d at one point.
There were more than a few Orioles fans about — including this fella in right field,* Cal Ripken Jr. jersey flaps akimbo, incurring ire of hundreds of upper-deckers with anti-Yankee taunts and ultimately winning free police escort to train station.
But, those Yankee fans who were not provoked were very cool and polite, and there’s a ton of security in new digs.
So come on up for your punch in the guts!
*last night Blog erroneously said on Twitter it was left field so. So correction!