Monday, March 29, 2021

2021 Prediction

 I don't know how many wins it will take us to qualify this Yankee team for the wild-card play-in game, but that is my number.

I think we lose that play-in game, by the way, by giving up a 3 run lead in the last two innings of the game.  Aroldis will perspire and lose it( like a goalie who kicks a save to an attacker for an easy score). 

I think we wind up ahead of Baltimore, and due to some outrageous gift of good fortune ( yet to be identified ) one game ahead of Boston in the standings.  

But Tampa and Toronto will batter us all year long. We will be the corn in their muffins. 

Injuries will strike with a vengeance.  And, as replacements, we'll see more Jay Bruce's than Chris Gittens.  More old guys, cashing in their final years as boys playing a street game, than hungry, high-ceiling talent. 

The Yankees will not learn that it is more fun to see the aspiring, hungry ballplayers than the dead fish. 

The strike out ratio, and the failures to drive in runs, will eventually cause each of us to stop watching.  Already,  this spring, I have stopped.  I just go to the post game box score ( lose 6-1 to the Phillies ) and sulk over our 3 singles and 8 K's. 

The team is boring.  Seriously, name five Yankees you look forward to watching for nine innings. 

And now we can watch South Carolina State play Delaware State in spring football.  


Anonymous said...

"Seriously, name five Yankees you look forward to watching for nine innings. "

You had to say five. I only have four.

Doug K.

DickAllen1964 said...

Jesus Christmas.

This is a disaster prediction.

But I guess there is room for all sorts of perversions here.

On an individual basis, the following will occur:

1) Cole will win 20

2) Stanton will hit 50

3) Gleyber will bat 300 and play flawless shortstop (the errors notwithstanding)

4) DJ will challenge for yet another batting title

5) Red Thunder will hit 25 - maybe even 30 and bat 280

6) Gary Sanchez will...never mind

7) Montgomery will win 15

8 German will win 12 and be an all-star

9) Judge will hit 40

10) Harold and The Brain will...never mind

HoraceClarke66 said...

You want to see a disaster prediction? Wait 'til you see mine!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Incidentally, I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but Aaron Judge seems to have mysteriously disappeared from the lineup. The Yankees are saying he's fine, and will be in the lineup on Thursday.


B. Dogg said...

>>And now we can watch South Carolina State play Delaware State in spring football. <<


Ken of Brooklyn said...

This prediction resonates with every fiber of my being, the dread I feel going into this season is so extreme, it's almost comedic!

JM said...

I still say we should change the team name to "? and the Mysterians." Because that's all we got this year, outside of Cole and DJ.