I can’t believe that John Yoo was never arrested for issuing the memo giving Jose Valverde permission to pitch playoff games against the Yankees. And I assume that Michael Brown was temporarily sitting in as Tigers manager when the decision not to bring in Smyly to face Ibanez* was made.
At least it’s an exciting game for the 300 people remaining in Yankee Stadium.
*197/246/246 against LHP in 2012. 211/232/353 against LHP in 2011.
UPDATE: It was never in doubt! Raul Ibanez is no Delmon Young.
…Jeter with fractured ankle. In all seriousness, not the way anyone would want his playoff to end.
SEK’S UPDATE: I’m glad Jeter fractured his ankle. I thought he’d popped his MCL/ACL, which at his age would’ve effectively ended his career … and I want his career to end Beltran vs. Wainwright style, staring at a dagger of a curveball in an elimination game. Painful, but in the field of play.