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Sunday, February 7, 2016

At last: Cause for Yankee hope... the Gammonites are declaring Boston's victory

Yankeewise, it's been a crapola winter. We churned up a few trades, hoping to win on dice rolls (Hicks, Castro) and dealt four kids for a scary closer (El Chapo) who might also be a trainwreck. Before we got to watch him throw a pitch, we lost our best hitting prospect for the year. I'd call that a crapola winter, and when I say such things, I'm being polite to crap and his sister, Crapola.

But today - Super Dumbday - let's cling to one floating crudlump of hope: The Redsockian propanganda mill is printing playoff tickets, declaring victory in the winter of '15-'16. That's always a good sign.

In today's Boston Herald - the equivalent of our NY Post - in between the pop-up ads, a Gammonite named Michael Silverman says of the steroidal Goodbye Papies...

They’ve added a true, legitimate ace in David Price, and the same two adjectives apply to closer Craig Kimbrel. They can contend once more.

That's from his diagnosis of "winners" and "losers," which declares Boston as the former, and us as the later.

[W]hatever happened to boosting a rotation that features two time-bombs in CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka, and promising but far from sure things in Michael Pineda and Nate Eovaldi?

Of course, he's right. They added David Price, and we countered with Lane Adams. Clearly, Boston has improved, while we are in danger of missing yet another year of the watered-down playoffs. (I do not consider losing the one-game Wild Card as having played in the post-season.) But when things go south, we still have Boston to watch. And whenever their expectations shoot sky-high, they become Bible-thumping Donald Trump in Iowa. They declared victory under Bobby Valentine, and they did it last year. They're declaring victory today? Best news I've heard since December 1.

Let's hope we don't have to watch them win another World Series, while Food Stamps Steinbrenner is still hording his money, waiting to give the all-clear sign on the last free agent contract. We are going to need somebody to break out this season - to give us something nobody anticipated. And we have to hope Boston continues to be Boston. At least the Gammonites are still Gammonites.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

BOSTON'S PITCHING STAFF REALLY SUCKED LAST YEAR, AND SUCKED BAD..... CAN 2 GUYS (PRICE AND KIMBREL), MAKE THE DIFFERENCE ? ...I HOPE NOT, BECAUSE IF THEY DO, FOOD STAMPS HAL WILL HAVE MADE A HORRENDOUS DECISION 2 YEARS IN A ROW BY NOT GETTING EITHER SCHERZER, OR PRICE..... WE JUST DON'T HAVE THAT "STUD" ACE THAT WE NEED.... NOW BOSTON DOES............... NOT GOOD............ THEY WANT TO WIN, WE WANT TO SAVE MONEY. FUCK THAT SHIT.

Local Bargain Jerk said...



If the RS still have Clay "petroleum-based hair care products" Buchholz in their rotation, they still have issues. Buchholz is the RS's Ivan Nova.

ufred said...

no gainsaying that Price and Kimbrel were great additions to a team that desperately needed better pitching.

overall, the Yankees still have a better pitching staff than does Boston, however, Boston has better hitters and the teams are roughly equal.