Pregame at Yankee Stadium
Monday, August 8, 2005, 6:08 pm ET\
Tonight’s Lineup against Mike Mussina and the Yankees
Pods, LF … Iguchi, 2B … AJ, C … PK, 1B … Perez, DH … Dye, RF … Rowand, CF … Crede, 3B … Uribe, SS … El Duque returns.
This is the first time in his career AJ has hit third. In fact, he has at least one at-bat at every other spot in the batting order.
Carl continues to improve and took batting practice tonight. Ozzie said he hopes to be available for Wednesday’s day game.
There is something special about Yankee Stadium. The buzz, the feel. Just like New York, some guys like it, some could leave it. Before the game, Ozzie stressed that these three games were just like any other. "We are going to try to do the same things we have done all season to win," he said. "Some people think these games mean more here. There are 26 reasons, 26 World Titles, here, but for me, it’s just baseball. I have good memories here and bad memories."