Speaking of the Yankees. With a pitching staff beaten up by injuries -- the most recent being a base-running misadventure by Chien-Ming Wang -- New York has signed former Oriole Sidney Ponson, the occasionally benighted knight.
Ponson was last seen in the uniform of the Texas Rangers where, despite a 4-1 record and 3.88 ERA, he was released mainly because the honoree of the Dutch Royal House was a royal pain-in the-clubhouse
Ponson goes to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to prepare to pitch in about a week against the Mets.
I particularly like Yankees GM Brian Cashman's quote on picking up Ponson: "Hopefully, whatever happened in Texas stays in Texas."
This is Ponson's eighth Major League stop with six teams. He's been in Baltimore twice and this is his second tour-of-duty with the Yanks.