|The "19" is the Yanks "Tragic Number," opposite of the magic one. But|
the real numbers to know are 4-6. over the last 10. Let the record show that,
with the season on the line, this veteran team didn't play above .500.
This season, that's been Robinson Cano - yes - our little Robbie, all grown up.
Not only does Robbie get ridiculous bank account transfers from Seattle, but he's won commercial endorsements he never dreamed of as a Yankee - (in the heartland, the only acceptable Yankee is named Derek) - and, most importantly, he escaped the 2014 Yankee Curse.
That's the only way to describe it. The Curse of Somethingorother. I'm not sure what. The Curse of Hal? The Curse of Cashman? The Curse of AJ Burnett? Somebody, somewhere, cursed us. That's for sure. And Robbie left two minutes before the helicopters.
If Seattle wins the one-game Wild Card playoff - vaulting Seattle into the actual post-season - Robbie's reputation will be encased in gold. No matter how much his skills deteriorate over the next 10 years, the fans can point to 2014 as the year the Mariners played in October, and he'll have been the reason. Besides, when Robbie's hitting .230, you can bet the house the Yankees will get him in a late-season salary dump, while they chase the 2020 away-game wild card birth.