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Yankees go Back to the Future

It is as if Doc Brown grabbed Brian Cashman, hopped in his time-traveling DeLorean and went back to the year 2003!

It is as if Doc Brown grabbed Brian Cashman, instead of Marty McFly, hopped in his time-traveling DeLorean and went back to the year 2003! A simpler time when there were no Snookis or songs about “whipping your hair back and forth." It was a time when Freddy Garcia, Kevin Milwood and Bartolo Colon all had contracts to pitch for professional baseball teams…what’s that? Boy, is my face red.

To help address the questions the Yankees had with their starting rotation this past offseason, Cashman decided to kick the tires on a few veteran arms in the twilight of their careers. It was a shot in the dark, but the Bronx Bombers have never been shy about making moves. And so far the experiment of putting Bartolo and Freddy in the rotation has worked out. Both are not only helping the club, they are doing it in 2003 form. Colon even hit 95 MPH on the radar gun Wednesday night, flashing a glimpse of his old self in an excellent outing against the White Sox. The 38-year-old right-hander allowed only one earned run run in eight strong innings.

It’s like a scene from the Stallone movie “The Expendables." Cashman had a dangerous job to do and needed a veteran guy with nothing to lose to go out and get it done…so he hired these guys and so far the old dogs are proving they can still bite ya.

I wonder what happens if a back-up catcher is needed mid-season…does Mike Lieberthal’s phone ring?

It is as if Doc Brown grabbed Brian Cashman, instead of Marty McFly, hopped in his time-traveling DeLorean and went back to the year 2003! A simpler time when there were no Snookis or songs about “whipping your hair back and forth." It was a time when Freddy Garcia, Kevin Milwood and Bartolo Colon all had contracts to pitch for professional baseball teams…what’s that? Boy, is my face red.

To help address the questions the Yankees had with their starting rotation this past offseason, Cashman decided to kick the tires on a few veteran arms in the twilight of their careers. It was a shot in the dark, but the Bronx Bombers have never been shy about making moves. And so far the experiment of putting Bartolo and Freddy in the rotation has worked out. Both are not only helping the club, they are doing it in 2003 form. Colon even hit 95 MPH on the radar gun Wednesday night, flashing a glimpse of his old self in an excellent outing against the White Sox. The 38-year-old right-hander allowed only one earned run run in eight strong innings.

It’s like a scene from the Stallone movie “The Expendables." Cashman had a dangerous job to do and needed a veteran guy with nothing to lose to go out and get it done…so he hired these guys and so far the old dogs are proving they can still bite ya.

I wonder what happens if a back-up catcher is needed mid-season…does Mike Lieberthal’s phone ring?