Thursday, June 30, 2016
Posted by Alphonso at 8:06 AM
I was there. Sipping on a Jack and Coke ( not diet ), and toking on some vapor. I don't recall the herb.
What I watched seemed like a dream. I sensed I was back in 1996.
The hard truth is: I did not want that to happen. I wanted the Yankees to do what they are supposed to do when they trail by as much as 7-1. Why? Because now all the tables turn for a day; " We are back in it!" ( Hal). " This is the Yankee team I think we can be "( Joe ). "We'll be buyers, for sure, if we keep this up" ( Brian ).
It is all wrong. The further down we go, the better ownership might be able to see. Truthfully, it is the only way they will be able to see. A car , wrapped around a tree, is unmistakeable. A car sitting in neutral, in a dilapidated parking space, is harder to read.
"This is a team in need of re-building. This is a team that is ugly and boring to watch. Totally uninteresting. There is practically no one to root for. The team is old and slow, never uses its young prospects until they are, " still only 26 after 12 years at Scranton," and whose high bar of ambition is a one game play-in, where they will fail to score." (Alphonso).
I admit it. I wanted the Yankees to lose. To go down 7-1 or, at best, 7-3. When McCann gimped around first base, I thought he might be done. But it was nothing. He came back. He is today's hero, along with DIDI. And I experienced all of this as, " disappointment and fear."
So we accomplished the impossible. We earned a surprising one game win streak. The kind of streak that locks in a .500 record.
Let's go down today. Let's get stomped and buried. Lose so badly that no question marks are left at the margin.
Otherwise, Joe, Hal and Brian will all feel "good" about themselves, and what they are doing to keep this franchise great ( translation: non-competitive and mediocre).
We can't leave them such a choice. The numbers have to flush them all down the toilet.
That may turn out to be a comeback victory we shall all rue for a decade.
I need a drink.