FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Posted by Alphonso at 11:28 AM
When A-Rod walked up to the plate with the bases loaded last night, it was just a certainty that he would strike out. To me, anyway.
What I did not figure was that he would go down looking. I have never been able to fathom how superstar major league players, or anyone good enough to get an at bat in the majors, goes down looking on a 3-2 pitch, with two out, in a critical situation.
To me, that is a far worse blunder than DIDI running himself into a double play, destroying a different rally.
In any case, we got our two runs again which is tantamount to losing. Two solo, meaningless, home runs. Sound familiar?
As a result, El Duque is expressing a concern that the Yankee apocalypse has arrived. Wishful thinking.
The Yankees will score in double figures today, causing everyone to expel a sigh of relief and declare that the, " offensive slump is over."
Only it won't be.
The Yankees will continue to show a spark of life, and then more days of dormancy. They will be like a lamp bulb signaling its last legs. Flicker, shine, flicker, shine......until it goes dark.
But this miserable team will be, "in it" ( the race for the wild card play -in game, where last year the Yankees scored 0 runs ) until the last day.
And on that day, where we get to the post season ( as if the play-in game is truly, the post season) with a win, the Yankees will score two runs early, and then go dark themselves. I don't know the final game score, or who we will be playing, but the Yankee run total will remain, and end, at 2.
Duque is correct that we need a collapse of monumental proportion. We need revolt and rebellion. Something so embarrassing, so unforgiving and so potent, that even the Yankee management and ownership wake up and stop this bull crap sham that all we need, is " re-tooling, not re-building."
I don't want to see any more of ; Ellsbury, Gardner, Beltran, Tex, Headley or Mc Cann. Nor do I wish to wee: Nova, CC, or Pineda.
It is time to scuttle this ship.
But the process will not relieve us. It will torture us.