Drew’s Morning Dish — Wed., April 17

April 17, 2013 | Drew Forrester

We all like to poke fun at the Yankees – and New York sports in general – whenever we can, but the gesture by the Yankees organization to play “Sweet Caroline” during last night’s home game was a terrific touch of class from them.

Sweet Caroline, of course, is a staple of Red Sox home games and is one of those songs you learn to despise if you’re not a Bosox fan.

For one night, though, New York honored the people in Boston by playing Sweet Caroline and it was incredibly touching.

Nicely done, Yanks.


I’m not afraid to say it.

It’s hard for me to get warm and fuzzy about Pedro Strop when he wears his hat like a goof the way he does.  If he wore his hat like a professional, I’d root for him.

But he insists on wearing it like a frat brother on a Friday night bender with the boys.

It sort of warms my heart to see him get lit up like he did on Tuesday night when he coughed up two dingers to the Rays in the 8th inning.  I know, that makes me a bad guy, but one thing I’m not going to do is fib to you.  I call it like I see it.


The Caps are on fire.

Unless they choke away this four point lead with five games to play, they’re going into the post-season as the Eastern Conference’s hottest team.

That said, because they’re the Washington Capitals, we all know what’s likely to happen in the post-season.

They’ll lose.


How do I know that?  Because I’ve been following the Caps since they came into the NHL in 1974.  I’ve been to more Caps home games than most of you have made right turns on red.

Come playoff time, they’ll roll over like they always do.


I didn’t touch on the subject of the 14-year amateur at the Masters who was penalized for slow play, but I’m amazed at how many people are bellyaching about it.

There’s a difference between “playing slow” and “breaking the rules”.

I keep hearing folks say stupid stuff like “lots of players play slow and they don’t get penalized”.  True.  Lots of players on the TOUR “play slow”.  But they play their shot within the forty seconds allowed to be within the rules.

By the way, as an overall story, I think a 14-year old boy playing four days at The Masters is one of the greatest stories in the history of the tournament.  I mean, EVER.

But you can’t take 57 seconds to play a shot.  And then 73 seconds to play a shot.  I don’t care if your age is 14, 34 or 84.  That’s just too long.

And it’s not within the rules.

Slow play has been one of the biggest issues confronting golf over the last 25 years.

There’s no place for it.

Even if you’re a 14 year old kid playing at the Masters.


Did the Arizona Diamondbacks owner really make some fans who were wearing Dodgers gear change their shirts?

He didn’t, did he?

He did.

We thought that only happened in Baltimore.




Happy Wednesday!