Thursday, February 7, 2019

The usual wave of crapola has begun

Here we go again...

 
What else is he going to say?

Would they tell us, "CC plans for another bad year!"

Would they say, "Adams refuses any role less than ace."

It does become tiring, relentless hope. I mean, I get it: Spring is around the corner, and every player is rebounding, every prospect a future star. We should embrace this madness, I suppose.

But I can't escape the feeling this year that we are being gamed. This truly is the winter of our discontent. Boston reigns as world champion in both football and baseball, while our owners pull out their pants pockets and plead poverty. Yes, you could say Yankee fans are spoiled, that we expect too much from the franchise. Used to be, that's what the Yankees stood for. 

Now, we stand one player - one free agent signing - away from returning to dominance, and instead, we are being spoon-fed garden variety hopetoids from the working press. The annual crapola process is restarting. Put on your boots. 




14 comments:

KD said...

Has anyone seen the Gary-Sanchez-Has-Lost-Weight-And-Is-In-The-Best-Shape-Of-His-Life story yet?

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...


DEFINITIVE EVIDENCE --

https://elitesportsny.com/2019/02/06/new-york-yankees-video-bryce-harper-debuts-clean-shaven-look/

....that we here on IIH may not be the only folks to have lost our Effing minds over this NYY refusal to acknowledge reality.

John M said...

Today on ESPN.com there are two--count 'em--two stories about Clint Frazier's heroic return from concussionville. Clint is convinced he can win the left field job, and his cute as a button girlfriend is going to study sports psychology after what she's gone through with Clint.

Clinty?

Anyway, they sure are making it sound like Red is ready to roll. In a recent bp, he hit 8 homers out of 35 pitches.

I'm not holding out a lot of hope, but I do hope he makes it.

Vampifella said...

Any word about how Ellsbury is ready to have a Mickey Mantle year? The total lack of news on his health is deafening.

13bit said...

As The Yankiverse Turns

Local Bargain Jerk said...


My replies to the various Yanky sound bites:

Sanchy: meh. I won't believe anything until I see you block a pitch in the dirt and then retrieve it expeditiously all while hitting above the Mendoza line. For you, this seems to be like patting your head while rubbing your stomach while having a good attitude. Color me skeptical.

Fraziey: We're all pulling for you but, in the meantime, what's your cat's name? What's your girlfriend's name?

Ellsy: Where are you? Can your agent call a news conference? Theoretically, you'll be out on the field in just a few weeks from now so it's not like you have to stay silent and let the team speak for you. Approach the microphone and speak, son. If they need to roll you up in a wheelchair to do it, just do it. We need to see you.

Cashy: Please get a frontline starting pitchy.

Ziggy: Look at his nice gleaming jaws. Cut the poverty crap and let Cashy sign Harpy.

Judgy: You continue to be da man. Don't hesitate to speak up like you did after the Super Bowl. Ya done good.

Booney: If you do something dumb leave Miggy on the benchy in a crucial game moment this season, I hope they send you packing.

Did I say "meh" already?

HoraceClarke66 said...

Clint wasn't really all that big a prospect even before the injury, and a concussion you can't come back from in the course of a season strikes me as really, really bad news.

I hope he makes it, too. But I would much rather be starting the season with Harper out there.

And hey, with Sanchez, maybe it was just the injuries last year. But a good GM would have got us Realmuto.

Is it just me, or has what looked to be maybe the greatest young crop of Yankees maybe ever, just year, now turned into a tedious nightmare? I thought the endless of the "Bronx Zoo" years was tedious enough. Now we have constant melodrama from guys who haven't even done anything.

Anonymous said...

WONT IT BE EXCITING TO HEAR BOONE'S ANNOUNCEMENT ON WHO WINS THE STARTING LEFT FIELD JOB?

I CAN HEAR IT NOW...

"WE FEEL BRETT WILL BE RE-ENERGIZED THIS YEAR, AND WE KNOW HE POSSESSES STRONG LEADERSHIP, THAT WILL IGNITE THIS TEAM....PLUS HE HAS SOME LEFTY POP!"

KILL ME NOW.

13bit said...

AMEN, LBY'Y, FROM YOUR FRIEND BITTY.

LOVE TO YOU ALL AT DUQUEY'S BLOGGY

Ken of Brooklyn said...

I have a feeling of slow nausea and epic dread for the upcoming season, for all the reasons you all so eloquently and accurately enumerate. The Faustian bargain we made with management, for us fans to just hang in there, come 2019, the fully dysfunctional Death $tar finally reboots and we'll have at least Machado or Harper in our ranks, new ace pitching, and, a grade A rating from the health inspector.

Well, as has been written for weeks and weeks on end here at IIHIIFIIC, we've been had, gamed, suckered, snookered, stiffed, bamboozled, hornswoggled, diddled, fiddled and swizzled,,,,, in other words, fucked over once again.

URRRGGGGG!

ranger_lp said...

Realmuto to Phillies...

Joe F said...

We need to drop all this criticism...
Mr Hal-y is getting upset at us, him and Levine need their juice and blankie...

Dear Hal
Sign us a fucking slugger who doesn't k 5000 times a year and a
Gawddam pitcher who can make it in NY both in their prime and maybe JUST maybe we'll lay off your cheap ass

Alphonso said...

LBJ - great piece and insights.

One addendum; Frazier's cat and girlfriend have the same name, I think. That way, no confusion.

To be crude; each could legitimately be called, " pussy."

Local Bargain Jerk said...


To be crude; each could legitimately be called, " pussy."

Hah! I danced around with a similar idea for a while but decided that, since I was being mean enough to bring up his inability to remember his pets' names, I shouldn't take the low road on that particular line of humor.

But, Jeez-Louise, please know I was tempted.