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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Aaron Boone is on the verge of achieving the impossible...

... He might end up being remembered by Yankee fans as the failed manager, rather than the guy whose HR once beat the Redsocks. 

Think about that.

Amazing.

(Note: I write this with appreciation for Boone as a kind-hearted fellow. The loyalty he shows to his players and franchise is truly wondrous. He is now being attacked daily on NYC sports radio. He doesn't deserve such vitriol. But it's becoming clear that his days/weeks/months are numbered as Yankee manager - and his time at the helm will not be remembered fondly.) 
 

65 comments:

EDB said...

He certainly will be remembered for his B.S. "If we are going to get where we want to be." More nonsense from Manager Kumbayaq. He might want to look for a job in politics.

Unknown said...

He definitely hasn't been put in a great position. He has achieved as a successful yes man in front of the cameras. Maybe that gets him a second chance somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Have you guys noticed that all the cheating teams are back in full force? (Boston, Houston, Chicago White Sox-long rumored and suspected) And their cheating managers as well? (Joey Cora, A.J. Hinch-now with Detroit Tigers and their magical mystery tour)

And the old guard, like Dusty Baker and Tony LaRussa, keep on ticking along, racking up wins.

I haven't kept count, but I think Boone has blown somewhere around 10-12 games this year. Now, I know the conventional wisdom says that a lot of that evens out, and maybe if he hadn't blown this or that game, then the players would've blown some other game that we actually won. So, maybe he really only blew about 4 games so far. That's still a lot and it would've made a huge difference in the standings.

How much difference would Joey Cora or A.J. Hinch have made here? How much difference would Dusty Baker or Tony LaRussa have made here?

All of these guys were available. All Brain had to do was to fire Boone and sign one of these guys.

It's just a hypothetical exercise, of course, because I well know that Brain would have never hired any of these guys and, even if he did, it wouldn't have worked out. Can you even imagine Tony LaRussa taking orders from one of the Yankee statistical analyst intern boys? Or Dusty Baker taking orders from Brain on who to rest for tomorrow's game? But it's interesting nonetheless.

The Hammer of God

Der Kaiser said...

Watching that home run was a joy, and I can still remember his breathless on-field statement afterwards, bewildered and happily proclaiming, "This is stupid!" I hope that memory sticks around for a long time.

But that was really the only good moment he had playing for the Yankees, his overall performance over 71 games was mediocre. (As a right-handed batter barely hitting .250 with little power, he would fit nicely into the heart of this year's team.) Otherwise he had a nice but unspectacular career. I also appreciated that he was forthcoming in the offseason when he injured his knee - instead of trying to cover it up, he openly acknowledged that he had been playing basketball and thus violated his contract.

But he has been manager of the Yankees for a lot longer than the half season that he played for them. He was dealt a bad hand with this roster, but his motivational speeches don't seem to be sparking any improved hustle, his lineups are worse than unimaginative, and his in-game strategy seems to be missing in action.

I just rewatched the clip of his big HR. His humble euphoria afterwards seemed so innocent and wholesome. It's a shame to see him now, eighteen years later, mumbling platitudes to excuse this shipwreck of a team.

Pocono Steve said...

Eh, Boone's Boone. While the big home run was transcendent in the moment, now I can't get too excited over a heroic playoff feat that led to a lost World Series. Same goes for the late, miracle comebacks in 2001 against Arizona. Just like the same goes for all the Redsockist auto-bukkake over that Carlton Fisk home run in game 6 of the '75 World Series when everyone knows they lost game seven.

Celerino Sanchez said...

He will certainly be battling the other HR king BUCKY DENT for the honors

ranger_lp said...

From the Yankees Twitter account...

Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees recalled RHP Albert Abreu (#84) and OF Estevan Florial (#90) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

DickAllen said...



It's a tarnished legacy to be sure.

I feel so disheartened. After so many years - hell, decades really - of anticipating the next two months of scoreboard watching, I'll be paying attention to football both domestic and foreign.

These useless bastards have stolen my summer, and I don't see it getting any better in the coming years. I fear we are heading for a prolonged drought that has only corporate profitability to root for. Seeing the Yankees get repeatedly dumped in the first or second round of playoffs is becoming both predictable and torturous. It may fill Harold's pockets and keep the money machine running, but it does nothing for my slowly sinking morale.

Fuck Harold, Fuck the Office Boy and Fuck Booooooooone.

Home run or no home run.

JM said...

Great. Trade Cessa, call up Abreu.

Shit continues to float to the Yankees bullpen.

JM said...

Allen should be leading off, not batting ninth.

Fucking Boone.

Anonymous said...

Starling Marte is going to the A's. So there's that, at least.

ranger_lp said...

@JM and Gardner is in the lineup...FFS.

JM said...

Christ almighty. The .197 terror.

JM said...

Kay said on his radio show today that Stanton looks lost at the plate but he wouldn't bench him.

I'd cut him, so in a way I agree with that stupid comment.

And yet, he's batting clean up tonight. The mysterious mind of Aaron Boone.

Anonymous said...

Stanton should be placed in LF and batting 8th. until he can show that he is not Andy Kosco.
I'd love to see what Lou Pinella or Casey Stengel or even Ralph Houk would say to Stanton right now


The Archangel

Anonymous said...

Judge scratched right before game time. I just had a bad feeling that Cashman is trying to trade him.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we will win the Joey Gallo sweepstakes and bring in another frequently injured, low average, high home run, strike out machine.

TheWinWarblist said...

I had already forgotten he hot that home run, until you mentioned it Duque. And then I looked it it just to be sure it wasn't his brother. Or father.

TheWinWarblist said...

Or grandfather.

Anonymous said...

Fuck me. I wrote this as a joke...

TheWinWarblist said...

Or American pioneer Daniel "Ol' Deer-licker" Boone.

TheWinWarblist said...

No! NOOOOOO!!!! YOU MEAN WE REALLY TRADED FOR GALLO!?!?!?


FUCK!!! FUCKERS!!!!! NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ranger_lp said...

Rumor is Florial is part of Gallo package to Texas

Publius said...

The Yankee fans were trembling
When they heard Cash exclaim
"Let's trade for another three true outcome flailer, let Boonie take the blame"
Then Joey stepped in and swung the bat,
sent one screaming into the pen.
It's lefty sluggers the Yankees need
to win the pennant again.

JM said...

We're doomed.

Publius said...

Came to the Yanks in 2021
I swear he did look great
A lefty masher from central casting
So what if he couldn't hit his weight?

He walked right into the clubhouse
Of his career-long AL foe
Took ARod's old locker and number
Said "Tell him it was Crazy Joe"

13bit said...

God, the organization has become one of the worst in all of baseball.

Cashman is a moron and he is only there by permission of Hal.

Fuck them all.

Kevin said...

Yankees acquire Joey Gallo and reliever John King from Texas!

JM said...

And Judge replaces Florial.

Scottish Yankee fan said...

Trevor Hauver, Ezequiel Duran, Everson Pereira, Randy Vasquez, Glen Otto, and possibly one more player.

Scottish Yankee fan said...

Ranked prospects in Yankee system
Hauver #23
Duran #15
Pereira #17
Vasquez: Not ranked
Otto: #28

TheWinWarblist said...

SYF, are those the Yankee minor leaguers who immediately resigned from professional sports after hearing of this last debacle?

TheWinWarblist said...

Is Yankee Twitterverse burning yet?

Kevin said...

Looks like damn good trade. Funny thing, Judge was a late scratch. Could he be traded for a pitcher?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

just a tease if they don't unload/release stanton

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

I didn’t read all the comments, so forgive me if this obviousness is repetitive…

“Joey Gallo, HANGS one over the fence!”

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

I’m sorry for the grim and and ironic humor in this desperate and hopeless situation.

JM said...

Gallows humor, you might say.

Carl J. Weitz said...

11 strike outs so far in 7th. Gallo fits perfectly into the Yankees lineup.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Tomorrow, we'll find out brainless actually traded for Joey "Callo".

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

I’m ready to trade these Yankees for Ernest and Julio

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Wait, I”m confused, Gallo is only 27. Usually we trade for no player before it’s time, 35+.

JM said...

He's that young? I'm shocked.

At least we emptied the farm system of all those pesky promising kids who expect to be brought up to the majors one day. Whew.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Why, of all the players they could have traded for, did the pico de gallo? He’s batting .223!

JM said...

As for the prospects the Yankees are sending to Texas, all four have boosted their stock in 2021 and would have ranked higher on MLB Pipeline's Top 30 when the list is revamped in August. Smith, Duran and Hauver all have potentially difference-making bats, while Otto finally has stayed healthy and dominated with his fastball and curveball, posting a 115/17 K/BB ratio in 75 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A.

JM said...

From MLB.com.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

ICS could have done as well.

JM said...

Yeah. But he's our catcher of the future. Like Dale Berra, with a lower average and some more homers.

13bit said...

We can and should make jokes at our own expense - hey, you've got to laugh, right? - but let's not forget how sad it truly is that Cashman is continuing to do the SAME. STUPID. SHIT. that he always done.

A small-minded, no-imagination kind of guy, our Brian is.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Wasn't Dale Berra a third baseman?

Never mind, we didn't panic when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

JM said...

Exactly.

And... fucking Chapman.

JM said...

Fucking Chapman.

JM said...

Rick Cerone played 18 seasons. I didn't realize.

TheWinWarblist said...

Fucking Chapman. Well said. Well said.

TheWinWarblist said...

That's a whole lotta Rick Cerone.

JM said...

Jesus. Fucking roof.

JM said...

Just barely caught it.

TheWinWarblist said...

That place should be torn down. And Boone should be fired. And Hal should have death by Roo-Roo.

TheWinWarblist said...

The Master was fired up at the end. He gave a proper warble.

Kevin said...

GodinHeaven, I thought that I'm sour! Did you guys think that we should have caught a Trout for a fist full of B&C grade bushers? Rejoice! We just hauled in a power hitting, Gold Glove left-handed bat who takes a LOT of walks, oh AND he's young. Jeeeethuth chriittttth!

Kevin said...

@WinWarblist, you forgot the salt. That stadium needs to get the Carthagenian treatment.

DickAllen said...

Fuck. Without that error, Judge hits into a4-6-3 and we go home crushed again.

TheWinWarblist said...

Kevin, I'll be sure to work in salting the earth next time.

Anonymous said...

Kevin--please explain to us again how Hoy Park could have been claimed by any team. That's one of my favorite of your manifold stupidities.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Yeah, LeMahieu sucks too. What a maroon.