As you'd expect, the Yanks were a combination of fun-loose and all-business.
"Let's go, studs,'' Dave Eiland called to a couple of his pitchers as they made their way out of the clubhouse toward the field. Among them was tomorrow's starter, A.J. Burnett, who'll be pitching for the pennant tomorrow night.
"Hey, A.J. Saw you on TV,'' Eiland called back to Burnett, kidding him about his press conference. "You're a real pro!''
So, it was that kind of light mood before the workout, but with the sense that their work is not complete here. "Our perspective is to keep working, keep working hard,'' Johnny Damon said. "We have an opportunity to do something special.''
As for tomorrow's game, might Jorge Posada be the DH instead of Hideki Matsui vs. John Lackey? Matsui is 8-for-28, 1 HR (.286) career vs. Lackey, while Posada is 12-for-29, 1 HR (.414).
"We'll talk about it probably tonight,'' said Joe Girardi, who was undecided today.