Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hey...Hey, you there! Yeah, you! The guy working the scoreboard—could you update that thing?

Just doing a little housecleaning with an off-day behind us, and I have to report that we fallen a little behind on the great, NY Times Soccer v. Yankees battle.

Just to update:  the Soccalypse known as World Cup finally abated in July, but the Yanks still lost the month, 62-33, putting them down 272-162 on the season.

August is shaping up to be a little better, but the Times reached, I think, an all-time new low of Yankees-ignoring this past weekend.

Was there some great special section on the 1998 Wonder Team?  A featured article, perhaps?

Nope.  The Sunday Times decided to devote much of its front sports page, and a two-page spread inside the section to...Rubik's Cube, and the young people engaged in the "sport" of playing it.

Uh-huh.

On Monday, it was impossible to find anything on Didi's status in The Paper of Record...but there WAS a big piece on this 14-year-old girl who is a world flycasting champion in the category of "accurate trout."

At least, "Accurate Trout" is my new garage-band name.

To recap:  Soccer 272, Yankees 162, through the end of July.


16 comments:

Rufus T. Firefly said...

They've sucked me in again.

Too late to stay up assholes. Just win it please.

13bit said...

Run, Rufus, while you still can!!!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Simply amazing.

And can you tell me how it is that, when Didi goes down, they bring up Luke Voit again???

What does McBroom have to do to get a shot? What's wrong with Tyler Wade, who can only play about six positions?

And why is A.J. Cole still on this team???

HoraceClarke66 said...

Wow, truly the new Houdini.

I guess the JuJu gods are setting us up for the ultimate pineapple, which will be Sonny Gray coming in to lose this game.

Leinstery said...

Well Horace, I regret to inform you that Tyler Wade stinks. And fuck it, bring up McBroom, he can't do any harm to these guys at this point. Matching zeroes with the mighty Marlins, what a team.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Flop Sweat is coming in.


Hold onto your shorts!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Shorts soiled and replaced.

I'll launder them tomorrow.

I have another pair warming in the bullpen.

Oh, just fuck.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Wow, we avoided that pineapple by millimeters. Still, a win is...oh, hell, you know what it is!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Leinstery, Tyler Wade certainly has stunk so far in his limited time in the majors.

But hey, Wade can stink at many different positions, whereas Voit stinks at just one or two!

And exactly: how much worse could McBroom be than this??

HoraceClarke66 said...

Oh, and the magic number is 3!!!

Joe F said...

If floo sweats winds up on a ling dl stint because of the same knee us here at IIHIIFIIC have been saying IS INJURED SINCE FOREVER.... Cash Boone and Co need to be assassinated (which I obvious did NOT just condone)....
Viva la ice cream sandwich..Nice (excruciating) win

HoraceClarke66 said...

Yeah, I agree, Joe F.

I really thought that was bush league out there today, having your closer have to call out the manager and trainer, who were apparently willing to let him pitch until his leg actually collapsed under him.

TheWinWarblist said...

AHH! AHHH!!!
AAaAhhaaaa-haha-haaa-hhhhhHHHHHHHHaaaaAAHHHHHHHHHHHaaaa-ah-ah-ah-aaaaaaaaAaAaHaHaHaaaAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!

John M said...

Accurate Trout. I like it.

Leinstery said...

Okay I'll concede as that argument makes sense Horace.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Thanks, John M. We'll be appearing nightly soon, at CBGB's.

And thanks for changing the Times count. Let's face it: the only way the Yanks can win it is to take the World Series. Say...