Rays couldn't start much better

Kazmir  gets the Yankees 1-2-3. Bottom first, Upton steals two bases, Crawford 1; Pena knocks them in with a double into the right centerfield gap; Pat Burrell knocks in Pena with a double into the left centerfield gap. 3-0, 1 out.

Navarro gets an infield single and moves Burrell to third.

Gabe Gross keeps fouling off 1-2 pitches. Yankees already have a pitcher up in the bullpen.

4-0 at end of first.

Upton makes great catch in center. Yanks go 1-2-3.Bottom 2nd, 0 outs, Bartlett singles, steals second, Upton bunts him over to third and beats out the throw for a single. Huddle on Yankees pitching mound.

All this happening as two flags hang high in left field. AL East 2008 Champs and (slightly larger) American League 2008 Champions. Nice.

Longoria draws a bases loaded walk, 5-0 Rays. Yanks yank pitcher Chien-Ming Wang.

Whoa shit, Pena GRAND FUCKING SLAM. 9-0. I'm not making this shit up!

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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