1) My wife -- who's pregnancy service time has now exceeded nine months -- won't go into labor at least until we get home from the game.
2) CC Sabathia will record a start worthy of the No. 3 pitcher on a contending team. That's really not asking too much, is it?
3) One of the new Yankees will bomb his first Bronx home run.
Hope No. 3 is especially crucial. (Yes, I'd put it slightly ahead of Hope No. 1 at this point.) So far this season, the Yankees have been so light-hitting that they only won last night by employing a MacGyver-esque series of tricks to defeat the Blue Jays. Brett Gardner owns the Yanks' only homer of the season so far. And while I love John Sterling's "Gardy goes yardy!" exclamation, the broadcaster is just itching to break out a new call or two.
As a reminder, here are a couple of my predictions for Sterling's anticipated home run calls:
Garrett Jones: "Garrett keeps up with the Joneses!"
Didi Gregorius: "The Yankees needed a Didi for that drive!" (Or, "Gruh-, Gruh-, Gruh-, Gregooorious" sung to the tune of "Notorious B.I.G.")
If one of the team's recent additions goes yard tonight, I'll Google Sterling's home run call the second I get home from the game. Only then is my wife allowed to go into labor.
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