Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Big Comfy Dome

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “The next best thing to home is a big comfy dome.”

At least in April.

The Yankees just needed a little heat to get things rolling. The fake-ballpark feel of the Metrodome did nothing to detract from the fact that this was the first time anyone has been warm in a week.

Carl Pavano was excellent. Alex Rodriguez hit another home run and drove in a pair. Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter, Bobby Abreu and Jorge Posada were their usual understatedly-brilliant selves. The bullpen got a break and the Bronx rested easy last night.

It was all good, but everyone is a bit wary this morning. This is baseball and your advantage can flip as quickly as a pancake. The rock-hard turf and mysterious roof can turn quickly, but the Yankees hope to be on their way to Oakland before it does.

A quiet comfort comes with Andy Pettitte. The big lefty is tough, smart, talented and confident. Tonight he will also be warm in that big comfy dome.

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