Saturday, October 6, 2018

It Is Time To Face The Music



We went into battle, got hammered, and limped back to our lines.

The game, as Yogi would say, " got late, early."

They are better:

 More wins.  Superior pitching.  More reliable hitting. Prime defense.

And they don't have former MVPs who only shine when it is irrelevant.

As that first inning blast went over the wall, and Fenway exploded with glee, it had to be like what Hitler felt while watching the Reichstag burn.  He knew that Germany was his and, next, the world.

The Yankees were mostly dead, all night.

The great hope that Boston would be sluggish and unready, due to all that idle time, proved an empty wish.  The expectation that the Yankees would be sharp and hungry, because we played like that against Oakland, disappointed like cold, watery soup.

So now, we send the troops out of the trenches again.  Straight into the machine gun cross-fire?

There is no choice.  It is a sacred duty. Whoever starts for us today, can easily be down by 6 runs in two innings.

So I say this;  " death O death, where is thy sting?"

If it is to be over and done, let it be finished quickly.

10 comments:

apoorplayer said...

We hang by a thread:
A season of contretemps
Gasps for one last breath.

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...


Quite on the contrary -- listen to Bluto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7vtWB4owdE

TheWinWarblist said...

Maximum JuJu overdrive.

TheWinWarblist said...

"It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win."

apoorplayer said...

Thanks JoeFOB - I needed that!

WE CAN BEAT THOSE BASTARDS! WE CAN! WE CAN!

Alphonso said...

They are Bastards.

But this Yankee team cannot beat them.

To do that, Stanton needed to drive in runs yesterday, not strike out 4 times.

If he never gets a fastball in the strike zone, he never gets a hit.

13bit said...

I tend to agree with you, Alphonso. I have never been a big fan of that acquisition.

ranger_lp said...

You tell 'em Alphonso.

Stanton leads the league in meaningless HRs and situational strikeouts.

John M said...

Stanton blows, but he'd be a better announcer than Darling.

That won't help us tonight. In either of their situations.

At least we can listen to the radio. If only we could bench the Miami Whiffer.

TheWinWarblist said...

They would need to enlarge the broadcast both for Stanton to fit in there.