The Bronx is back to being itself today.
The guys gathered around Juan Carlos’s coffee cart are running though the starting pitchers for the series against the Athletics.
“It’s gonna be a great weekend,” someone says. “We’re throwing our three best: Moose, Joba and Pettitte.”
Everyone smiles and nods.
The counter at the Crown Diner is elbow-to-elbow and the baseball talk is wall-to-wall.
“The bats will heat up in the second half,” someone shoots. “Damon and Jeter and Abreu are gonna be on base and A-Rod and Giambi and Posada will be driving them home. I think Cano will get rolling and so will Melky.”
“Yeah,” someone else says. “The break is over and this team should be ready to put it together.”