We’re not going to tell you that the prices aren’t insane, but if the rotation holds, Joba will be starting this game. The Oakland A’s, like the New York Yankees, finished a disappointing third in their division last season, but it was a rebuilding year and Oakland had a good winter—doesn’t Billy Beane always?—so they should be more formidable. So should the Yankees with the return of Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui, and the acquisition of Mark Teixeira. Added attraction: You can, if you choose, boo Jason Giambi to make up for all the times Oakland fans booed him after he came to the Yankees. Also, the A’s signed Nomar Garciaparra, the only Red Sox player that Yankee fans didn’t completely hate—let’s hope he can avoid injury long enough to play in the new stadium.
Mon., April 20, 7:05 p.m., 2009