Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Didn't I Predict This?



I am a bit hung over this morning.  And I think CC is also.  He showed for  martinis last night, or at least I think he did.

I saw him, I'm sure, sprawled on my lazy boy sucking down olives and throwing the stemmed glasses around the living room.

In any case, he left early and so did I.  When it became 3-0, I turned off the set and went to bed.  I was sick and tired of watching a non competitive team.  Through 6 or 7 innings, we had one hit , one hard hit out to deep center, and a walk.  Baseball is not an interesting game when one team has no chance of doing anything.

This Yankee team never threatened or seemed capable of doing so.

The Astros ( when did they join the AL?) were having fun.  It was like spring training for them.  Frolicking in front of all those Yankees fans, playing in the stadium, and not even entertaining the idea of a stressful inning.

 It was the beautiful game we all dreamed of in our back yards , as kids.  For them.

The Yankees, basically, didn't exist.  Yankee hitters went through the motions and, mostly, did the dance called, " three and out."

So I went to bed and CC disappeared.

What did I say in the spring?  Look it up.

6 comments:

Ids Dutchfan said...

I am not completely sure, I heard it correctly. I had been fighting sleep for hours en knew that the alarm would go at 6.30. And I did doze off a couple of times because there was nothing to keep me awake. I gets tedious and boring when all you hear is: "there is the 2-2.....struck him out...... and at the end of another 1-2-3 (pick any) inning) we still drive Jeep".
So again I am not 100% sure I heard this, but in my mind I hear Sweeny Murti say that the line-up in 2016 is already clear.
Gardner, Ellsbury, Beltran
Headley, Gregorius, Drew, Texeira
McCann

And if I did not hear it, it was a dream. But just as frightening.

Tom said...

Alphonso, yes, you did predict it, pretty close to spot on, with a few cases where the names were changed but the results were the same. Nonetheless, nobody is slapping you on the back with congratulations because that would be like sending a Thank You card to the angel of death.

Anonymous said...

YEP, YOU AND DUQUE WERE ALWAYS MENTIONING OUR PLIGHT FOR THIS SEASON WAS THE "BUD SELIG, ONE GAME" SWEEPSTAKES, (EVEN WHEN WE WERE COMFORTABLY IN FIRST PLACE-WELL, NEVER THAT COMFORTABLY IN FIRST PLACE) BUT....THAT IS THE INCREDIBLE INNER-VISION WE HAVE AS SICK, RABID YANKEE FANS. WE POSSESS THE ABILITY TO PREDICT WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OUR TEAM...LIKE LAST NIGHT, I ABSOLUTELY KNEW, 100%, THAT WE WERE NOT GOING TO SCORE EVEN ONE RUN AGAINST KEUCHEL...MY PAST POSTS SAY IT OVER AND OVER...AND THE PROBLEM IS WE CAN'T TURN IT INTO "RICHES" BECAUSE- DID I CHECK MY BOOKIE's ODDS ON THE UNDER/OVER LINE ON THIS GAME? YES, GUILTY, I DID....DID I SAY TO MYSELF, "7 RUNS? THAT'S EASY, EASY MONEY. WE WON'T SCORE ANY RUNS, AND WE GOT TANAKA GOING." YES, I DID.. IF I DID NOT GIVE A SHIT, I WOULD HAVE PLAYED AT LEAST $500 ON THE UNDER 7 THAT GAME...BUT THE HAPPY CURSE WE ALSO POSSESS IS WE CAN'T PULL THE TRIGGER ON THINGS LIKE THAT BECAUSE THE YANKEES WINNING THE GAME TRUMP's EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING. I'M JUST SO FUCKING DISGUSTED. MY WHOLE EXISTENCE NOW IS ROOTING AGAINST THE METS WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING, BETTING FOOTBALL GAMES, (I HAVE NO FAVORITE TEAMS IN FOOTBALL, JUST WHOEVER I BET ON ,WHICH IS FUCKING LIBERATING, NOT BEING A SLAVE TO A TEAM LIKE I AM TO THE YANKS), AND WAITING FOR THE OFF-SEASON TO SEE WHAT FUCKED-UP PATH OUR "BRAIN TRUST" WILL COME UP WITH.....JUST LIKE HE MADE THE DISASTROUS DECISION TO CHEAT ON HIS WIFE WITH A NEAR MENTAL PATIENT, THAT HAD TO COST HIM MILLIONS, BRIAN CASHMAN IS CONTINUING TO MAKE DISASTROUS DECISIONS THAT ARE COSTING THE YANKEES MILLIONS- HEADLEY-DREW-CAPUANO-BRENDAN RYAN-(THAT'S ROUGHLY $64.5 MILLION DOLLARS RIGHT THERE)!!! AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE GUYS ARE EASILY REPLACEABLE BY OUR OWN FARM SYSTEM FOR THE LEAGUE MINIMUM!...HEY HAL, YOU WANNA PLAY BIG BOY AND OWN THE NEW YORK YANKEES? THEN BE A FUCKING MAN, AND MAKE THE IMPORTANT DECISION TO HOLD CASHMAN TO THE FIRE, AND BURN HIM!...HIS MOVES AND DECISIONS SUCK!!!

Alphonso said...

Cashman has to go. But he won't. The Yankees need new direction everywhere. But they won't structure it.

Next year; the same, only older. Mayber with a few more Headleys or Capuanos.

Death by drip.

Anonymous said...

HOLY CRAP...DID I JUST HEAR CASHMAN ON THE RADIO TODAY SAY, "GREG BIRD IS HEADED BACK TO SCRANTON"???????????..THE ONLY GUY WHO COULD HIT, AND WE'RE GOING TO SEND HIM DOWN??????? NOW, I KNOW TEX WILL BE BACK, AND HE WILL PLAY FIRST NEXT YEAR, BUT HOW IN THE HELL DO WE NOT PUT A GLOVE ON HIS HAND AND SAY, "GO PLAY RIGHT, OR LEFT FIELD"??????? PLUS, I THINK IT WOULD BE WISE TO POSSIBLY PLATOON BIRD AND TEX (BIRD EXCLUSIVELY AGAINST RIGHTIES, TEX AGAINST LEFTIES)...THIS MAY KEEP TEX "FRESHER"....WHAT A FUCKING JOKE, ALL YEAR JOE. G SITS AND RESTS ALL OF THESE GUYS TO KEEP THEM "FRESH", AND WHAT HAPPENS?...WE CRUMBLE, AND HORRIBLY THE LAST MONTH OF THE SEASON!..IT HAS HAPPENED THE SAME EXACT WAY FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS!!!...REMEMBER THE PLAYOFFS IN 2012?...WE BEAT BALTIMORE (CC CAME UP BIG), BUT WE COULD BARELY GET 1 RUN...THEN WE RAN COMPLETELY OUT OF GAS AGAINST DETROIT AND HIT LIKE .160 THE ENTIRE SERIES...IT'S AMAZING.......DID I ALSO HEAR CASH SAY TODAY,"WE HAVE ACKLEY, REFSNYDER, AND PIRELA TO LOOK AT NEXT YEAR FOR 2ND BASE.."...WHAT?????..DID HE SAY PIRELA?????..WTF? HE STILL DOESN'T WANT TO GIVE REF THE JOB????? I TELL YA, HE USES A LOT OF BIG WORDS, BUT HIS FUCKING BASEBALL I.Q IS RETARDED....YOU'RE RIGHT, HE ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE...DEATH BY FUCKING DRIP.....

jdrny said...

I don't see how, based on the short time he has been up in NY pinstripes, Refsnyder would not be the guy to play 2B.
Bird & Heathcoot should also have a place on the roster.
A-Rod can DH now and then a be sixth in batting order. He is no way a #3 guy any more.
Ackley deserves a shot also. He surprised everyone.