Sunday, August 28, 2011
A person with knowledge of the situation said the Yankees hierarchy of Cashman, team president Randy Levine and owner Hal Steinbrenner learned at 5 p.m. Friday that the Orioles had decided to postpone both games of yesterday’s scheduled doubleheader because of the Hurricane Irene forecast. Granderson said he found out about it hours later when it was announced during Friday’s game at Camden Yards.
“We have not agreed to play Sept. 8,” Girardi said.
The person with knowledge of the situation said MLB and the MLBPA should have asked the Yankees about the decision. But both the person and Granderson admitted that fighting the rescheduling would not be easy. Michael Weiner, head of the union, declined to comment yesterday.
If it continues to look like a game that won’t matter, the Yankees should call up everyone on the 40 man roster and send this team to Baltimore on September 8.
Bullpen: Lance Pendleton, Raul Valdes
1B: Andruw Jones
2B: Aaron Laffey
3B: Brandon Laird
SS: Ryan Pope
LF: Chris Dickerson
CF: Greg Golson
RF: Justin Maxwell
DH: Melky Mesa
Make Burnett pitch all eight innings, just keep a couple of arms in the bullpen in case he gets ejected.
The best case scenario at this point seems to be they would move this game to ‘played if necessary’ status. Whether that’s a realistic option or not, I have no idea.
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