Friday, August 3, 2018

Groundhog Day

"Good mooooorrrning, Punxsutawney!

"And turning to sports, what a roller coaster year it's been for those Yankees, huh?

"Why, on June 12 they were 38-23 and looked like the fresh-faced team of the future!  Then, through September 1st, they went all of 33-40, as general manager Brian Cashman insisted on playing the washed-up Chris Carter, putting Aaron Judge out there with an injury, and trading for nonentities like Jaime Garcia and Sonny Gray. But the team got it together, finishing 20-8 to make the wild card, and once you're in the playoffs, you know, ANYthing can happen!"


"Good mooooorrrning, Punxsutawney!

"And turning to sports, what a roller coaster year it's been for those Yankees, huh?

"Why, on June 21 they were 50-22 and looked like the juggernaut team of the future!  Now, through August 2nd, they've gone all of 18-17, as general manager Brian Cashman insisted on playing the washed-up Neil Walker, putting Gary Sanchez out there with groin and brain injuries, and trading for nonentities like J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn Lance. But this team still has time to get it together and make the wild card, and once you're in the playoffs, you know, ANYthing can happen!"