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New York Yankees Take Home Opener Despite David Robertson’s Implosion

was a cool, partly cloudy afternoon in the Bronx on Tuesday: the perfect weather for Opening Day at the new Yankee Stadium.

World Series rings were given out, a prank was played on Hideki Matsui (known by his New York faithful as "Gozilla"), and good ol' Jerry Hairston Jr. even stopped by.

The General of the Yankees rotation, Andy Pettitte, took the mound, and from the first pitch on, the game went according to plan:

Derek Jeter hit a home run.
Jorge Posada had three hits and an RBI.
Andy Pettitte pitched six scoreless innings.
And when the 27th out was recorded, Mariano got the save.

Couldn't have written it up any better, right?

Well, the ends may have justified the means today, but the means weren't as smooth as Joe Girardi ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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