Yankees Get Set to Play the Pope
Pope Benedict XVI will be visiting the Stadium these weekend for a brief 1 game set against the Yankees. The Pope reportedly told New York media, “If you thought the Red Sox were tough, wait until I come to town.” His Holiness also mentioned that he isn’t afraid of Kyle Farnsworth throwing inside, since he has “God to retaliate for him”. The last time the Yankees faced the Pope (John Paul II in 1979), they were crushed 47-0 and the game was called because of the Lord Have Mercy rule. The 2008 contest will most likely be a little closer, since Benedict is one old Dude, while John Paul faced the Yanks at the height of his career.