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Friday Morning Rockpile:

Garrett Atkins on the series outcome:

"A lot of people who came here Tuesday to cheer them left unhappy (Thursday)," third baseman Garrett Atkins said. "That's a good feeling."

Yeah, those Yankees "fans" had no idea what hit them. This is the first time in a decade that Yankees fans have experienced this kind of losing, and if you visit Pinstripe Alley you'll find some of those fans. Now, if you're in your twenties and a Yankees fan, I'd ask you if you can name someone on the team from the early '90's that wasn't on any of the World Series teams. If you do, then you're a real Yankees fan (though I'm not implying that if you can't, you aren't).

Also in the same article:

"I think this team has a good chance to go to the playoffs. You know why?" Julio asked. "Because we have a great bullpen (4.25 ERA). Our starters go six, seven innings, nobody has a chance."

You said it, now live up to it.


The great Captain isn't so great:

"Honestly," Jeter said, "I don't know a lot about their team [the Rockies]."

Honestly, he knows a lot about them now. And so does the rest of America, or at least those who've been watching Baseball Tonight the last few days. Actually, it began over the weekend on FOX's pre-game show when Eric Karros encouraged people to Vote Matt Holliday! for the All-Star Game. Then yesterday, BT spent a good few minutes on the Rockies after recapping the game: Matt Holliday, Troy Tulowitzki, NL West race.

It's good to get some exposure.