Sunday, September 7, 2014
Posted by el duque at 8:17 PM
Two unearned runs. Two stinking unearned runs.
Jeter's old friends showed up. Too bad his teammates didn't.
Remember last year's Mariano Rivera Day? I didn't think the Yankee organization could embarrass itself in a more mind-numbing way than when they "honored" Mo by blowing the game against San Francisco, ending his last chance at playing in the post-season.
Today, the Yankees effectively put the kibosh on Jeter's post-season chances, although - hey, let's be honest here - this team hasn't been out of it for a month.
Clearly, we underestimated the relentless mediocrity of this remarkable configuration of pure Yankee lard. They are as bad as any Yankee team that ever included the likes of Horace Clarke or Matt Nokes, and the franchise this season made no moves - none whatsoever - with next year in mind.
The real difference between the 2014 and 1985 Yankees is that this time, the owner is a billionaire - rather than a mere multi-millionaire. Thus, he cannot suffer financially, due to losing seasons. That means the only hassles he'd face would be in replacing the hired help, because a few might become disgruntled and badmouth him, and it would be oh-soooo unpleasant.
The Giants play tomorrow night. I'm thinking of changing the name of the blog to "IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS intercepted." Are you with me?