Yankee Stadium — for the last time
Let’s face it, there’s not going to be a Red Sox-Yankees ALCS this year. So three more games between the Red Sox and Yankees at Yankee Stadium, then on to the new digs next year.
As for the news of today, J.D. Drew went the DL before today’s game. And just as quickly as that piece of paperwork was completed, the Red Sox were reportedly close to landing a replacement. It appears Mark Kotsay could be coming to the Red Sox in a trade with the Braves. Kotsay was scratched from the lineup and reports surfaced that a trade was close to done, with just some paperwork left.
Like Drew, Kotsay is a left-handed hitter who can play right field and center. He doesn’t have the same power as Drew, but he is similarly strong with fundamentals and a very good outfielder.
Josh Beckett is good to go for Friday. Mike Lowell will start hitting off a tee tomorrow.
In the meantime, check out a pretty good story by Alex Speier of WEEI.com on how the new Yankee Stadium could impact the rivalry.
Talk to you in a bit.