>No Bob Sheppard At Finale

>The Daily News reports Bob Sheppard has told a friend he won’t make the final game at Yankee Stadium.

That nails 2008 as the bizarro year. One too many in the old park. It would have been more poetic to wrap up with George and Torre and Shep and the playoffs.

Instead 2008 will always be more akin to a year in the place without the ghosts. 4th place, Hank, Girardi, Jim Hall – it’s all imitation Yankees down to the new retrofacade

I’m very sorry to hear Bob won’t make it and I wish him the best of health.

As for the taped Jeter intro – cool idea but it just doesn’t work in real life. Leave that on the south side of 161st with the ghosts.