Fascinating proposition from Peter Abraham at the LoHud Yankees blog today: Have Bernie Williams throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium tonight. There's something perfect and symmetrical about it; in what could be Joe Torre's last game in The Bronx, having his equally popular pet toss out the first ball seems perfect. Which means of course it won't happen.
We're not gonna live blog this game tonight, because we're not sure anyone could top Sussman's effort last week. (Oh, and he was busy.) But Indians fans, who certainly have been as tortured as anybody else's in baseball, have to be a little concerned about trotting out Paul Byrd tonight, even if he's facing a short-rested Chien-Ming Wang.