Due to a quirk in our schedule, Cliff isn't available to present his usual series preview tonight (he'll miss the Subway Serious too, but will be back for the Rangers). I'm not going to even front and try to do what he does so well. But I can tell you that I'm really looking forward to watching this series, and not only because the Yankees should be able to handle the Pirates. No, it's more because PNC ballpark is one of the most breath-taking Stadiums in the country. At least it is on TV. Which means it'll be three times dope on HD-TV.
The cityscape beyond the center field wall is a tremendous sight. I've never been but a few years ago they held some kind of throwback night where they turned off the electric scoreboard and the booming soundtrack. They only effects that night came from the organist. I can't recall wanting to be at a non-Yankee game more in recent years. Another time, during Rickey Henderson's final year with the Mets, the legend was thrown out attempting to steal second base. As he trotted off the field, the organist played "The Old Gray Mare." Now, that's old-timey style.
So, instead of our regular preview, let me direct you over to our good pal Pete Abe, who has the starting line-ups, pitching match-ups as well as a couple of roster moves (we have a new face in left tonight).