Friday, November 2, 2018

Time To Stop The Madness


The speculation is fun at a bar.

It makes us feel knowledgeable, insightful and wise.

The time passes quickly between rounds.

Camaraderie blossoms and memories return.

It is the Yankees wining again.

But outside the bar, with only coffee and a danish in hand, reality bites us.

Here it is and there is nothing more to be said;

The Yankees are the chasers now.

The team has only one way to score runs, and that is to hit the ball out of the park.

We have players who can do that, and that only.

Most just strike out when it matters or smash a hard grounder into a double play.

We can't change the basic hand of cards we assembled and were dealt.

Hal can spend all winter on pitchers and still end up with mediocrity.  

When you buy from Walmart, you get Walmart quality stuff.

So take a deep breath, swig four martinis, and stop the nonsense.

What ever the Yankees do or don't do just won't matter.

They will chase Boston.

And not catch them.

Unless the Greek tragedy is re-born and a deus ex machine appears.

We have to have help from totally surprising sources,

And how often does that happen in baseball?

" Drink...Drink...everyone drink...."

10 comments:

Vampifella said...

Yanks just made a major deal (lol) and got themselves a player by the name of Hanser Alberto to obviously cover for Didi. He appears to be a AAAA player, one that sucks in the majors but too good to be in AAA. It'll be interesting if he turns out to be another Luke Voit for the team. I'm wondering if they'll really be in on either Harper or Manny as it seems they are going cheap again with Gardner and now Alberto.

13bit said...

The Alberto story is on the Yankees site, but it's overshadowed by the bigger story - for Hal, at least - which is headlined "Yanks Avoid Luxury Tax for First Time Since '02."

That really is the big news for Hal and it's not going to change until fans stop spending money on this badly assembled and managed bunch of spare parts.

Even if that were to happen and Hal were to wake up - which he most assuredly won't - it doesn't matter, as Alphonso has said, because HAL HAS NO IMAGINATION, NO FIRE, NO PASSION, NO LOVE OF THE GAME OR THE TEAM IN HIS ROTTEN, GELATINOUS HEART. As with Joginson Cano, Hal loves only the money. That's the only thing that warms his balls up and gives him a little tingle in his sphincter. MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY.

In the meantime, this is just a long, slow replacement for the therapy that he needs for his daddy issues. He'll take the thing his father loved the most and slowly shit all over it and then let it die. And the joke is on us, cause he'll make money no matter what with this team. Didn't George buy them for something like ten million?

Hal can do whatever he wants and IT DOESN'T MATTER.

Alphonso said...

Yup.

Anonymous said...

RED WINE, ALPHONSO?

I PREFER TO GO "BALLS-OUT" WITH AMARONE "CESARI", OR "TOMMASI"...

POWERFUL ITALIAN WINES ($50-80 PER BOTTLE)...

IN THAT FIRST SIP, YOU WILL REALIZE WHY YOU SPENT THAT MUCH ON 1 BOTTLE.

WE CAN TRY THAT OR STICK WITH OUR GO-TO NECTAR...

GENTLEMAN JACK.

ON THE ROCKS IS MY PREFERENCE...YOU?

WATER OR BEER CHASER?







13bit said...

Strychnine with a hemlock chaser while “New York, New York” fades out...

HoraceClarke66 said...

Try that 1792 bourbon. Very nice.

Yes, welcome to the Hanser Alberto Era.

Cashman's grand plan becomes a little clearer, methinks.

There won't even be a Lowrie or Murphy pick up for second, much less a Machado or Harper acquisition. Hansen Alberto will just hold down the shortstop position, along with Wade, Toe, and/or Hetch Hetchy, until Didi recovers.

As for Hanser, he's being described online as "like Tyler Wade, only slower and with not as good hands." Or as much power, apparently. But hey, "he can play all four infield positions"—a qualification as meaningful as the B-52s singing, "They do all 16 dances."

Drink, drink!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Originally, 13bit, figuring in some parking garage the city gave him, George had to pony up something like $8 million to take control of the Yankees—and thanks to investors, he only had to front $800,000 himself.

Just $800,000 to acquire the greatest sports franchise in North American history. I suspect we could almost raise that just passing the hat amongst ourselves.

Alphonso said...

Hey, ALL CAPS,

I prefer Jack on the Rocks.

Primarily, because I tend to drink it like water. And I prefer my water cold.

I have rarely tried wines that costly because I am pretty sure my palate isn't good enough to appreciate the cost.

Which one should I try, so that there can be no doubt?

And do you drink it without food...just for the pleasure, or does it get better with spaghetti?

Anonymous said...

ALPHONSO...FUNNY YOU ASKED, BUT ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES I TRIED THE AMARONE "CESARI" RED WINE, WAS DURING A SPAGHETTI DINNER.

BINGO.

THE SPAGHETTI NEVER TASTED SO GOOD...IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE.

I FIND THE "CESARI" IS BETTER THAN THE MORE EXPENSIVE "TOMMASI".

TRY IT...THAT FIRST SIP HAS A TOUCH OF SWEETNESS. (POWERFUL THOUGH).

DRINK IT EITHER WAY, WITH OR WITHOUT FOOD.

WE NEED POWERFUL THESE DAYS, WITH COOP RULING THE ROOST LIKE THIS.

P.S.) JACK ROCKS IS NICE, BUT DON'T YOU FIND IT GOES TOO FAST WHEN THE ROCKS ARE INVOLVED?

Joe F said...

Sadly, I'm not EVEN sure this current organization from admin to coach and scouts have what it takes to build a championship team.

2019 was over the minute these headlines came out

"Rotschild is returning as pitching coach"

"Boone gets an A on his report card from Cashman"

Mediocrity is what the yanks do best.

We get Stanton Sawx get Martinez
We get Hicks they have Betts
We REsign Gardner they have benintendi.

They have Cora we have fuckin Boone