Friday, April 15, 2016

News Flash ; This is 2015, Only Worse


The boredom creep began early last night.

The Yankees put up two runs at the beginning of the game, just like we used to do last year.

We then gave them back in a flash.

 One errant pitch from our starter who, otherwise, had been pitching well.  A start that, for four full innings,  gave the illusion of possible victory.   Just like that, the fans erupt, we are down 3-2, the batter gets high-fived in the dugout, and the game is over.

My body shivered as I realized this was a replay of how we lost games, all last year.  I looked at my TV screen to verify that it didn't say, " "encore " or "replay" on it.

The difference is that last year, someone would hit the occasional homer to keep things hopeful.  Now, we score because Carlos Beltran beat a throw to first  ( this is not like anything I ever
 remember ) to avoid the rally-killing, double play ball he smacked), and we score a second run on an error, or passed ball.

But our offense was 3 well-spaced hits.  And 27 better placed outs.  Only one shot for a rally in the entire game and that fizzled.

The worst aspect of this was my growing awareness that with the 2 spot up early, the Yankees would do nothing more.  We just play out the clock.  The rest of the innings are a workout for our opponent, and dead time to us.

Nothing exciting in front of me and no expectations, whatsoever.  No drama.  No prayer of a thrilling, come from behind victory.

Only a matter of which Yankee reliever draws the short straw to work us through the final few innings until everyone goes home.

Dreams died early last night.

4 comments:

John M said...

We got three hits!!! Whooo!!! Three!!!

Yeah, baby. Cookin'.

Anonymous said...

ONCE AGAIN, ALPHONSO IS RIGHT ON THE BUTTON......SAME SHIT AS LAST YEAR, AND THE HILARIOUS (ENRAGING) PART IS, THE MEDIA, JUST LIKE LAST YEAR, IS ALREADY CALLING THE YANKEE OFFENSE A "JUGGERNAUT"!......... WE PLAYED 10 GAMES...TAKE OUT THE 2 GAMES THAT WE UNEXPECTEDLY EXPLODED IN (16 AND 8 RUNS), WE PROBABLY AVERAGE ABOUT 2 RUNS IN THE OTHER 8 GAMES........SAME SHIT, DIFFERENT YEAR.....OVERALL, WE CAN'T HIT.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Or even better, "we hit the ball well,,,,,, just into the glove of the opponent", and not even that last night. Truly, I did not think this team could be more BORING than '15, but, THEY ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've said it before, really dreading this season.

Anonymous said...

KEN, I AM SO TIRED OF HEARING THAT!.... THAT WE "HIT THE BALL HARD, BUT RIGHT AT SOMEONE"......IT'S BULLSHIT!...BOSTON, BALTIMORE, AND TORONTO KEEP HITTING THE BALL HARD, AND IT'S "NOT" AT SOMEONE!