Jays @ Yankees - April 3rd
4:05 p.m. - Good news first. Dustin McGowan's stomach flu will not keep him from starting tonight. And X-rays on Marco Scutaro's right hand, which was hit by a pitch last night, are negative. Also, Matt Stairs makes his season debut tonight in left-field and batting second in the order.
Add that to a convincing 5-2 win against the Yankees, and the clubhouse seems pretty content a few hours before the rubber match of this opening series.
One amusing note from the daily bull session with manager John Gibbons. The Post's Jeremy Sandler brought his laptop into Gibbons' office and showed him this strange and amusing feature at the New York Times.
A mathematician has taken the statistical data about the tendencies of the 30 major league managers and expressed it in the form of facial expressions, called Chernoff faces. It looks a little kooky, but I'm sure it's good enough to get someone a nice fat grant from Elias Sports Bureau.
Gibbons looked at his own representation, which strikes me as a little Kilelber elf-ish owning to his reluctance to bunt, and asked, "What is that (expression)? Puzzled?"
Then he took issue with his virtual hairstyle, which as best as I can tell has something to do with the use of pinch hitters and runners.
Bottom line: he looks a damn sight better than Phil Garner's avatar, which looks deranged.