Yes, light up 35 candles for A.J. Burnett. everyone's favorite Yankee starter, born on this day along with Eli Manning, Beatles producer George Martin and the Roman philosopher Cicero. Burnett still needs one more win as a Yankee to match his age -- he is 34-35 in three seasons as a Yankee with a 4.79 ERA -- but is still the club's nominal No. 2 starter, and considering the Yankees' inactivity in the free-agent and trade markets this winter, likely to remain so for awhile.
In fact. with two years and $33 million left on his contract, Burnett will probably spend birthdays No. 36 and 37 in pinstripes, as well.