Yanks Beat Hokies
By Doug Kroll - March 18, 2008
In the words of Michael Kay,"Today was not about the score." For those who care, the Yankees beat Virginia Tech 11-0 in 7 innings in Blacksburg today, but it was more about continuing the healing process. The Hokies managed 2 hits off of Yankees pitching, two singles, as Jeff Karstens pitched well for the Yanks.
Many of the Yankee starters took a couple of turns at bat before bowing out to the minor leaguers and non-roster invitees that made the trip, but what a thrill for the Hokie players. Today, they didn't care that they had lost 8 in a row and are 0-6 in the ACC. That didn't matter. Today, 5,000 people crammed into English Field to watch, and they say they probably could have sold out the 65,000 seat Lane Stadium if they could have converted it into a baseball facility.
The Hokies will forever have the memories of pitching and hitting against major leaguers, and some future hall of famers, while they now have all of their autographs on their Virginia Tech Yankee hats to keep forever.
You also have to love A-Rod sitting in with the Virginia Tech dugout after he was taken out of the game. He sat there talking baseball (we assume) and signing baseballs for the whole team.
Major props to the Yanks for bringing a good circus to town.
Posted by Doug Kroll at 05:35 PM on March 18, 2008