Friday, April 22, 2016
Posted by el duque at 6:37 AM
We score first. Our starter looks unhittable. We miss a few scoring chances. Some mediocre hitter for the other side whacks a home run.
Then, slowly, exasperatingly, our lineup falls asleep, and everything unravels.
This is the Yankees of 2016. (Not much removed from 2015 and 2014 and 2013.)
We have perhaps the best bullpen in baseball... yet no lead is safe.
We have some of the highest-paid sluggers in the game... and a vacancy sign in the lineup.
"The Yankees are now five and nine... ouch," John Sterling said last night. "I know it's early, but nobody wants to begin the season that way."
Comcast must be laughing at this team. Rupert Murdoch - the owner of YES - must be throwing chairs through windows. (Or, more likely, Jerry Hall is.) At least Lonn Trost won't have to worry about poor people wanting to see games. Nobody wants to see these games.
I say, bring it on, juju gods. If this in the year of the collapse, let it happen. All the way. Don't hold back. Let's wash these stables clean. Let it fall into the ocean. Somewhere out there are young players who will revitalize the Yankees, and maybe a new owner who will have a plan. The Yankees are what happens when Nepotism weds Cronyism. They should move this franchise to North Korea.