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Sunday June 23rd 2024


New York Yankees: Looking Back on the Opening Day Series vs. the Detroit Tigers

2011 Yankees appear to be off to a good start after taking two out of three in their opening series against the Detroit Tigers.  Here are my thoughts on the series:


1. The Yankee offense was in mid-season form. Nine home-runs were hit, including three by notoriously slow-starter Mark Teixeira. Seeing all the balls leave the park this weekend made me think back to 2009, the first year of the new stadium. I wondered if we were going to have that "problem" again in 2011, until I heard home run totals were up all over the majors this weekend. There also was base-running, including a stolen base by catcher Russell Martin!  Manager Joe Girardi has said that the team will be running more this season.  I like the versatility ...

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