Deep thoughts: Sept. 10
• I am getting pretty sick and tired of curtain calls. It seems like every day at Yankee Stadium — except Saturday of course — a player gets a curtain call for hitting a homer. Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan got a curtain call from the Busch Stadium crowd Saturday after homering — in the third inning. What if he stunk the rest of the way on the mound? He wouldn’t have deserved a curtain call.
• There’s a nice day of sports on tap Sunday. The NFL gets officially under way; Andre Agassi faces Roger Federer in the U.S. Open Final; and of course, there’s ton of baseball. I am planning on waking up early to watch the Jets, Yankees and my New York Football Giants before I get into the office.
• Managing two Fantasy football teams is going to drive me crazy. I own Marc Bulger and Terrell Ownes in my big-money league, and then have to play them in my other league.
• I finally got to see “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” on Thursday, and I wasn’t that impressed. Sure, it was funny, but it’s definitely not better than “Wedding Crashers.”
• Speaking for movies, I got to see two of my all-time favorites, “Trading Places” and “Field of Dreams” for the umpteenth time this weekend. I can’t get enough of either movie. “Places,” which is Eddie Murphy’s second film appearance, is the comedian’s best. And Kevin Costner’s turn in “Dreams” is his second-best, next to “Bull Durham.”
• After losses on Saturday, it’s pretty much over for the Twins, Nationals, Brewers and Mets. The Mets really crashed and burn this week, losing six straight. Pedro looks to end the skid on Sunday.
• Typical Curt Schilling: After struggling since his return to the Red Sox rotation, motormouth put together what was easily his best performance since Game 2 of the 2004 World Series. Seems like Schilling always saves his best for the Yankees.
• I sure miss Andy Pettitte. The former Yankee reached the 15-win plateau for the seventh time in his career, allowing three runs and five hits through 6 2/3 innings for a 9-2 win over the Brewers on Saturday.
Pettitte’s 2.48 ERA is good for the third in the National League.