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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We have a better chance of being hit by lighting, but...

I think I heard Kay say that the Yanks record is starting a season with 10 in a row at home. Nine possible tonight (but it is Severino, so I'm not holding my breath, although I will if it helps the juju). We're playing like it's 1998. Everyone who sucked the past couple of years is great. Headley is tied for the AL batting lead. The baling-wire-and-masking-tape starting rotation is amazing. The bullpen is the best in MLB. Judge is hitting now, Bird is hitting now. And we don't even have Sanchez and Didi yet.


I'm trying to enjoy this, but it's hard with the weight of inevitability crushing down on me. Still, does anyone else remember that year....'86, maybe?...that the Tigers came out of the gate and went 25-4 or some ungodly skein. Their lead was so large after just over a month that nobody could catch them the rest of the year.

Joe's binders will tell you that the games in April don't really matter. Horseshit. You can ride April into October just playing .500 or so the rest of the year. If you suck in April, you create a mountain Chatwin couldn't climb. (He did climb mountains, didn't he? I have a faint recollection...) That's what happened last year.

At the start of Spring Training, it was clear that this team was the ultimate Lotto ticket. The odds were not in its favor, but man, if they were lucky and good enough, and everything clicked at once...

Stop me before I get horribly disappointed by the All Star break.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're thinking of the awesome '84 Tigers that went 35 and 5 before a 500 loosing streak that lasted a couple weeks. The '86 Tigers were pretty bad hitting around 500 by their 40th game.

Alphonso said...

El Duque has ordered us to be optimistic, and so we are.

Don't berate yourself for that. It is god's will.

Until it changes.

But for now.....we are going to enjoy Luis's dominance tonight!

Roger Maris ( #9) tonight!

Anonymous said...

CUT KOZMA!!!.... AND I MEAN NOW!!!.... ANY GUY THAT IS A "DEFENSIVE WIZ" THAT CAN'T FIELD A TAILOR MADE DOUBLE PLAY BALL, HAS TO GO IMMEDIATELY!!.... I AM SO PISSED OFF!...I KNOW ERRORS HAPPEN, BUT THEY ARE REALLY NOT ALLOWED TO HAPPEN WITH "DEFENSIVE WIZES" WHO CAN'T HIT AND ARE ONLY ON THE ROSTER BECAUSE THEY CAN FIELD...... GIRARDI CAN'T BE NICE HERE (LIKE HE WAS WITH BRENDAN RYAN), ANOTHER "DEFENSIVE WIZ" WHO COULDN'T HIT, YET WE REALLY NEVER SAW HIS "MASTERY" WITH THE GLOVE......

John M said...

Thanks, not-all-caps Anonymous. I would've looked it up, but I was too busy staring at Headley's batting average.

Kozma...p.u.

Alphonso said...

I always wanted Tyler Wade, but Joe went with the veteran. The loser.