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Game 12: New or old Yankee Stadium has 22 as a familiar number for the Tribe!

Before I begin, MLBlogs.com has been in existence for 4 years. I wish Mark and MLBlogs a very happy birthday! I have been very grateful for this blog to talk baseball.

What is it about the number 22 and the Tribe in Yankee Stadium, new or old?

There is a saying: Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it! I am happy to share with all readers the following TRIBE flashback.

westbrook-jake-getty-070407.jpgph_425386.jpg It was August 31, 2004. Jake Westbrook shutout the Yankees that day with some help from Jeremy Guthrie.

  16eb304vizquel130p.jpg Omar Vizquel went 6-7 that day.
  990_ft_coco_crisp.jpg Coco Crisp had a 2 run homerun. 
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  11373a4martinez130p.jpg So did Victor Martinez..
  237142_hafnerhomer.JPG Travis Hafner had a triple in that game scoring the first three runs. 

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Jeter was there. So was A-Rod. Bernie Williams was also there. Hideki Matsui was there.
Sheffield was also there. Even a former favorite Indian from their glory years Kenny Lofton. Final score 22-0

Flash forward to yesterday, April 18th, 2009
With this score a part of their memory, I was shocked to see it happen today. YET IT DID!
(Please don’t wake me if I am dreaming this.)

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Jeter was there. A-Rod was not as he is recovering from injury. Bernie played a great guitar the other day. No confirmation if he was there. Hideki Matsui was there. Sheffield was over at Citi Field on the Mets, one day after hitting his 500th HR. He promised revenge against Carmona for this so he was somewhere in the city. A former favorite Indian was also there to experience the number 22, CC Sabathia.medium_2cc-sabathia301.jpg

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For the Indians, Fausto with the help of Kobayashi and Chulk actually were trailing 2-0 early, yet held the Yanks to 4 and won again 22 to 4.

Victor and Travis had solo shots. Mark DeRosa had another homer for the second day in a row. Grady matched Friday with another homerun. Asdrubal hit his own version of the Grand Slam. Shin Soo Choo hit a three run shot of his own, also

Mark DeRosa had another homer for the second day in a row. Grady matched Friday with another homerun. Asdrubal hit his own version of the Grand Slam. Shin Soo Choo hit a three run shot of his own, also

To preview tomorrow, the Cleveland Plain Dealer gave an interview of Pavano. It will the icing on the cake to see him do very well against his former club. He takes credit for helping AJ come to New York and must duel him tomorrow. http://tribeca.vidavee.com/advance/vidavee/playerv3/vFlasher_debug.swf?p19=movie1240113710520&p2=off&p3=off&p4=50&p5=off&p7=on&p8=off&p31=on&p22=http%3A%2F%2Fanalytics.tribeca.vidavee.com%2Fvanalytics%2Fgateway%2F&p13=no&p16=v3AdvInt_cleveland.swf&p17=http%3A%2F%2Ftribeca.vidavee.com%2Fadvance%2Fvidavee%2Fplayerv3%2Fskins%2F&p11=0&p15=http%3A%2F%2Ftribeca.vidavee.com%2Fadvance%2FvClientXML.view%3FAF_renderParam_contentType%3Dtext%2Fxml%26showEndCard%3Doff%26link%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fvideos.cleveland.com%2Fplain-dealer%2F2009%2F04%2Findians_pitcher_carl_pavano_on.html%26vtagView%3Don%26skin%3Dv3AdvInt_cleveland.swf%26autoplay%3Doff%26loadStream%3Doff%26width%3D290%26height%3D164%26vtag%3Dyes%26startVolume%3D50%26hidecontrolbar%3Dno%26textureStrip%3Dyes%26displayTime%3Dyes%26volumeLock%3Doff%26watermark%3Dyes%26dockey%3D45CEF51E56072AF7CC97D06785498DDC&p21=http%3A%2F%2Ftribeca.vidavee.com%2Fadvance%2Fvidavee%2Fplayerv3%2Fjs%2FFlashProxyLoader.js&p18=timeDisplay%3Dyes%3Bwatermark%3Dyes%3BshareWidgets%3Don%3BtextureStripe%3Dyes%3BvtagDisplay%3Dyes%3BshowEndCard%3Doff%3Blink%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fvideos.cleveland.com%2Fplain-dealer%2F2009%2F04%2Findians_pitcher_carl_pavano_on.html