FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This May Be Worse Than It Appears



Suddenly, the Yankees are creeping into contention not just for the one-game, wild card play-in, elimination round.

Two more humiliations of a confusingly impotent Oriole team, and the Yankees will be
 described as, " back in contention."

If we get closer to the Orioles, closer to first place, people will begin saying, " and it is only July.  Any team can get hot.  Why not the Yankees?"

Ownership will start looking for short-term upgrades that might push us right into the thick of things. And keep us there, just on the outside looking in for years.

Our meager and highly limited list of minor league " prospects" can quickly be decimated in a trade, orchestrated by the dullest blade in the drawer:  Brian Cashman.

Think I'm over-reacting?

Most Americans don't believe the " electorate" is dumb enough to elect Trump as President.  I think this is a real possibility, not to mention a real danger.

Certainly the Yankees, too, are capable of danger and delusion.  Hal Steinbrenner, who inherited everything and has done nothing smart, absolutely believes in fairy tales.

This Yankee rally may have dire implications for the future.  Just like the upcoming election.

This may be worse than it appears.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

SORRY ALPHONSO, BUT I'M HAVING A "POSITIVE PETE" MOMENT TODAY....HOW ABOUT THIS?...LETS BE BIG SELLERS!....AND STILL WIN!!!!... HOW DOES THAT SOUND?.... WE ARE THE FUCKING YANKEES!....ONLY WE CAN PULL SOMETHING LIKE THAT OFF!!!.....(SEE WHAT 3 WINS IN A ROW DOES)???? ..lol

Alphonso said...

If you can have your cake and eat it...I am on board.

All ahead flank !

John M said...

What's really heartbreaking is to see this team operate at its potential, knowing that holding that level is a near impossibility.

However, now that Bud NFL-ized MLB, it is conceivable that, in a division where two games over gets you only six games out, going on a tear for a month or six weeks could actually land you in the top spot. It's all a matter of when you do it.

Right now is too early. And last year, we saw how a team playing to its potential can collapse when it counts most due to age and (poorly timed) streakiness.

No reason to think this year could be any different. Not that that has enough power to blow out the pilot light we all have burning, illogical as it is.