Archive for April 17th, 2009


Friday, April 17th, 2009

Hot Stove Player of the Week: Andy Pettitte

Yankees Rumors & News

The bigs news this week was, of course, the opening of Citi Field along with the new Yankee Stadium. And that means we’ll have a whole slew of firsts: First hit, first run scored, first home run. In Citi Field, things got off to an ominous start for the Mets when Padre Jody Gerut became the first batter, got the first hit and smashed the first home run all at once. The Mets even heard their first boos as the ball sailed over the fence. David Wright hit the first Mets home run. Mike Pelfrey was the first pitcher in Citi Field to fall off the mound. Ryan Church was the first outfielder to drop a fly ball. The first in-game interviewee was Ralph Kiner. The first in-booth guest was Tom Seaver. The first player to score all the way from first base on a passed ball was Jose Reyes. And the first balk, which let in the game-winning run, was committed by Pedro Feliciano. Somehow losing on a balk …

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