The 22nd day of Moonvent

The 22nd day of Moonvent
Yes, there was an Endy

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Forget the next three series. Being swept at home by the Redsocks is all we'd need to know.

We've touted the next nine games as a trial before the 2016 Yankee Supreme Court. Many of us have already issued our verdict: Guilty as charged. We think this wretched team would be better off losing - collapsing, exploding, launching a front office civil war and then maybe starting over... sort of the fan version of Brexit. Trouble is, we won't deal with the real problem: We won't get a new owner.

After last night, I need no 10-game litmus test.

If we're swept by Boston at home, bang the gavel. The season is over, and like they say in the car ads: Everything must go!

For weeks now, I've hoped for a reason - some reason - to believe in this team. But if Boston sweeps us at home, forget it. This wouldn't be a case of us going to Fenway and sweeping them. We'd just go there and face yet another pounding. We are in Year IV of the Great Barf - it might last several more seasons - and if Boston sweeps us at home, it will be emblematic of our current status. We will stand naked before the NY media: No longer viewed as a good team going through a tough stretch... but a full-blown, Stage 4 algae bloom, and the most humane act is a chlorine shock or - maybe, better - just to pull the plug on this sorry mess.

Last night in the fifth, after watching another steaming Pineda meltdown, I was even ready to douse John and Suzyn - who fumed between in-game ads over the 5-0 debacle. Then, suddenly, we rallied for three runs, offering hope for one of those 1990s, spirit-lifting comebacks that once epitomized a Yankee-Redsocks game. Could it happen? I had to watch. So we went down like lambs, 1-for-10, swinging on first pitches and striking out on full counts. Horrible.

Nothing can fix this team. Nothing suggests a season of destiny.

Still... there is a special dung heap in hell, if we're swept at home by Boston...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

4 DAYS OF REST......SAME SHIT.... BATTING IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 8TH, WE HAD 3 HITS....DEAD DOG OFFENSE....WE CAN DO THIS EVEN WITHOUT BELTRAN...INSTEAD OF 4 HITS FOR THE GAME, WE WILL HAVE 2 HITS..... BLOW IT UP, LETS GET ON WITH THE FUTURE....THERE IS NO SADNESS!....WE ARE WAY PAST THAT!...OUR SEASON IS RUINED ALREADY!... BLOW IT UP!!!!