Monday, June 25, 2018

McBroomed in Tampa. Who are the 2018 Yankees?

The plan was to put some space between us and Boston, so a series win next week could put us permanently in charge of the AL East. So much for that. The only separation we're going to see will be with Chasen Shreve, who cannot do squat, and Gary Sanchez, who cannot squat.

But we're about to learn the truth about the 2018 Yankees. It's one thing to have a power-packed lineup that scores boatloads of runs, and which can practically phone-in a slot in the post-season Wild Card game. It's another to win a pennant race and launch a future Yankee dynasty.

We've spent the last three months touting our depth throughout the farm system, almost begging for an outfielder to tweak something, so we could show off Clint Frazier or Brandon Drury. Now, we're looking at a month of Austin Romine, while we relearn how to spell Kyle Higashioka, whose bat - nonexistent last year in NY - had utterly disappeared in Scranton (.196 for the year.) Suddenly, our rotation is cracked, and we're struggling to score runs... all this, as the pivotal Boston series nears.

Swept in Tampa. How the fuck does that happen? Well, nobody hits with runners on base... that's how. But before this, our last clunker series came against the Rangers, which - like the Rays - were already preparing to tank on the season. The Yankees rolled in, expecting some laughers, and limped away like Gary Sanchez, with their nut sacks on ice.

After the Texas series, the Yankees went 12-3, ripping through the Angels, Astros and Orioles. Maybe they needed to be embarrassed, pushed to the wall. Maybe they just got lucky. We will soon see who the 2018 Yankees really are. We are no longer a super team full of big bats. We are a team that is finally tasting its own blood. And soon, Boston will be knocking.

28 comments:

TheWinWarblist said...

So endeth the doom despair envelopment of despond JuJu ...

TheWinWarblist said...

WHATTHEFUCKHAPPENEDLASTNIGHTONEFUCKINPITCHFROMSYHPHILITCSHREVEANDTHEWHOLEFUCKINGWEEKENDBLOWSUPWHYCOULDNTHEUSETHEPURULENTDRAINAGETOTHROWAFUCKINPUSBALLOUTTATHEZONEWHATTHEFUCKISWRONGWITHALLTHESEFUCKINGTRUEFUCKINYANKEES!?!?!?!!???!!!???!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?

Anonymous said...

Not for nothing, but if the Yankees started Clint Frazier all weekend they win, win, win.

I'm Bill White said...

Agree. Frazier rules.

I can’t wait for the AHOY comics edition of Gary Sanchez’s Jeep. BTW, Any unproven player who does this (and his agent that doesn’t talk him out of it) raise all sorts of red flags.

https://youtu.be/mLq7PE07Vxc

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...


What's gonna come knocking is McBroom himself -- demanding serious royalties from the proprietors of this site!

KD said...

Clint Frazier. He of the pinch hit home run caught for an out by an infielder. What a fucking joke.

At least Stanton is coming alive and our relievers, than Clippard, I mean Shreve, were lights out.

KD said...

Yanks lose three in a row and my best friend dies suddenly of a pulmonary embolism one day after being discharged from Langone (lung transplant). not having a good day. not at all. life hard to figure out sometimes. Can't wait for the day I think of him and smile. that day seems a long way off right now.

sorry guys. I look to this blog to assuage my Yankee rage and celebrate the highs. but you all really mean more to me than that.

TheWinWarblist said...

I'm truly sorry for your loss, KD.

Beana27 said...

Sorry KD.

HoraceClarke66 said...

So sorry to hear that, KD. What a terrible thing. Please feel free to vent about that, instead of that group of millionaires we go on and on about.

HC

13bit said...

Sorry for your loss, KD. Life is precious and short and not always just. I wish I could say something to comfort you, but I can’t. Loss and death always suck.

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...


In the face of KD's loss, I -- who am most definitely not a religious person -- can only think: THIS is why we have Baseball. To distract us from reality's routine visitations of numerous and varied miseries.

I like what KD said about thinking about this person in the future - and smiling. I need to adopt that attitude.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


KD: You and your friend are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

When a friend passes away it is always tough but a best friend is an entirely different level of loss. If it's any small consolation, they stay a part of you because you know what they'd say.

I am so sorry.

Doug K.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

KD,

Sad news. My condolences.

John M said...

So very sorry, KD. That's a cruel blow.

TheWinWarblist said...

Young Jonathan has the ball tonight.

Mustang said...

KD, my sympathies.

My earlier post, "wow," since deleted, referred to Sanchez' jeep. I didn't read down any farther, I'm afraid.

Thanks for sharing your loss. We have a good group here.

Mustang said...

Just leaving another comment so you see there's one more.

Leinstery said...

Betances batting. The Master just called him out on strikes after strike 2. The curse of McBroom knows no bounds.

Although you have to love that Betances had an AB in Bird's spot. Let that sink in you .180 batting fuck.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

KD, I just checked in and saw your earlier post, my deepest condolences on your profound loss. I echo Mustang's comment to say that we have a terrific group here, you are loved and respected, and our camaraderie goes well beyond baseball.
Hang in there my friend, and know that we will always have your back!

TheWinWarblist said...

KD, this inchoate warbling is for you.
AAAA-AA-Ahh-AHHH-AAAHHHHH-AAaAaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHaaaa-ah-ah-ah-aaaaaaaaAaAaHaHaHaaaAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!

John M said...

A touching gesture, Warblist. I know you meant it from the heart.

TheWinWarblist said...

I hesitate to add this to such a somber thread, but Joe Girardi is on MLB Tonight tiniton. He truly is a collassal idiot.

TheWinWarblist said...

This commentariat is very important to me. I did mean it from the heart, John M. Both the inchoate warbling and that Girardi is truly a collassal idiot.

Anonymous said...

HANG IN THERE KD....

HOPE TONIGHT'S LASAGNA HELPED.

KD said...

Thanks everybody. Your words mean a lot to me. (Plus, my very own warble!) we're not here for very long and it can be a lonely trip. thankfully we have great distractions like baseball and, most importantly, each other. I'll be heading up to LBJ land (New England) this weekend for a memorial get together for my buddy Dave. I'm sure there'll be plenty of good stories to share and even a few smiles.

Cheers!!!

I'm Bill White said...

Safe travels and happy memories of Dave this weekend and beyond.