There are a lot of reasons to be interested in the Yankees - A's game this afternoon.
The Yankees are the best team in baseball.
The Athletics are the hottest.
The Yankees are the highest paid team in baseball.
Oakland has the second lowest payroll.
The Yankees have their hopes on winning the World Series but are on a three game losing streak.
The A's had no expectations this year but find themselves tied for a Wild Card spot and can sweep the Yankees.
And the pitching match up is tremendously intriguing.
Both CC Sabathia and Bartolo Colon are former Cy Young winners. (Colon won in 2005 and Sabathia in 2007.) Both were teammates with Cleveland and with the Yankees.
Oh let's stop kidding ourselves.
It is fascinating because I can not remember two fatter people facing off against each other.
The only way more tonnage could be in place in this game would be if David Wells and Rich Garces came out of the bullpen.
Look at these two guys. Big bellies and a lot of weight on those knees will be on display today.
Baseball Reference lists Colon at 265 pounds and Sabathia at 290.
That's 555 pounds of starting pitching on the mound.
I hope the mound can handle it.