Let me clarify a few things. I called Lowe scum because of the way he was pointing at his crotch and showing true classlessness in his celebration agianst Oakland. I guess expecting a slight Mariano Rivera fist pump makes me biased against celebrations. Mariano handles himself so well, I'm glad to have him as a Yank.
As far as getitng pitchers burned against the Yankees last year, ie Woody Williams, you gotta realize the period in which they started. Woody was struggling during that period as I recall. He was getting lit by most teams back then. Someone check that, but I'm pretty sure I'm right.
Also, I said to start Ponson a certain weekday game at the stadium when the Yanks were going through their usual hitting slumps. I didn't suggest him every time.
I find it important that you keep in context the way the team and players are going when making your decision. There's times when the Yankees could get shutdown by anyone. Also, there's times when a pitcher could get lit by anyone.
With all that said, I still wouldn't hesistate to start good starters against the Yanks unless they cut their strikeouts down, start taking pitches more and walking, and stop being so streaky with their run production. That's all I'm saying. I watched them all season and wasn't really impressed with their hitting, aside from a game they got to Pedro.