So Kacey Musgraves sings on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” wearing nothing but boots and a guitar and ratings still drop 35 percent from last year’s opener? How bad were the songs? And this just in, the Tony Awards were last week. Don Reed: “Audience in 2030 is projected to be about the same as people sitting directly behind home plate at Yankee Stadium.”
Rivalry resumed. The Yanks and Red Sox have been doing this since, oh, 1919, right Babe? If you are as old as Stitches, you’ve seen Graig Nettles knock out Bill Lee, Pedro Martinez throw Don Zimmer to the ground and Jason Varitek get in A-Rod’s face (even Yankees fans loved that one). Both teams went 92-70. Both happy the Jays went 91-71. Both hoping to play the Rays next. The Yanks’ Gerrit Cole is 8-4 in the postseason but starts the wild-card game off a tough stretch. Cole has surrendered 15 runs in this last 17 ²/₃ innings. Nathan Eovaldi is 2-1 postseason but was pounded for seven runs in 2 ²/₃ innings by these same Yanks at Fenway on Sept. 24. We will take New England clam chowder over Manhattan any day, but we will back New York and Cole for 10 units.