Sunday, January 17, 2016

It's time to acknowledge the Yankees' 2015 "post-season" hitting leaders

The Yankees and their ever-enabling, courtier press steadfastly maintain that last year's team played in the "2015 post-season."

Some of us disagree. We say they lost the game that would have propelled them past Oct. 4. But who cares what mealy-mouthed, bootless and unhorsed Yankee fans think?

The famous "Evil Empire" is now entering its fourth straight spring, projected by most independent analyses to be a 2nd or 3th place team. While other franchises court big name free agents, the new Yankee swagger - percolating down from Hal "Food Stamps" Steinbrenner - involves picking career unknowns from the waiver wire, and suggesting to gullible (or paid) Yankiversers that the players might just become the next Jose Batista. (Do we still have Super Soldier Serum?)

But enough mealy-mouthed cynicism! Let's accept that Food Stamp's club made the 2015 post-season.

It's time to acknowledge the...

Yankee Batting Leaders in 2015 Post-Season Play.

1. Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird, Carlos Beltran... 1.
2. 22 players tied with 0

1. 25 players tied with 0.

1. 25 players tied with 0.

1. Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird... .333.
2. Carlos Beltran... .250
3. 22 players tied with .000

Congrats to the Yankees 2015 Post-Season Statistical All-Stars!


John M said...

Murderers Row lives.

But how can anyone not like the Whiffenpoofs? That's an inspired name for the three-headed bullpen.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

"But how can anyone not like the Whiffenpoofs?"

Well, there's this:

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Even disregarding that, the name won't exactly inspire fear in an opponent.

Doug K said...

I wasn't thinking about inspiring fear. It was more about inspiring laughs. By the way if you really want the etymology of the joke go here.

If we're looking for a name that will inspire fear I suggest "The Republican Presidential Field" but I think it's been taken.