Sunday, June 26, 2022

WTF, PEOPLE???

 


I go to Chicago for three days, and I come back to find y'all worshipping a %&!@ golden calf!



Alphonso believes.

El Duque and Doug K., while trying to steer the juju gods away from that obvious provocation, start discussing playoff rotations.

The whole lot of you are comparing this team to 1998's version?

All it takes is a piddling, 52-18 start, and you guys are all singing, "Kumbaya"??

LISTEN UP, PEOPLE: This team is NOT making the playoffs.

This is NOT the 1998 New York Yankees, the greatest team whatever was.

This is yet another Brian Cashman fraud, a team short on big-game starters, short on depth, short on guts.

I, for one, hold to my original prediction:  77 wins and out.  

Repeat after me:

I believe we will not win

I believe we will not win

I believe we will not win


Got it?  Good!

Don't make me come down there and break these tablets!  

You see my pic up top? That was—some of them—my family, on the farm they were literally hired out to when their mother died.  The weird looking kid on the left with the too-big head was my grandfather, who I never met.

They didn't haul their asses out the Indiana mud, make their way to New York City, and learn about baseball just so a bunch of weak-kneed, lily-livered optimists could wreck the last, best chance for another ring in our lifetimes!

So straighten up, fly right, and remember the words of that great old hymn:

"It was good for the Hebrew children

It was good for the Hebrew children

It was good for the Hebrew children

And it's good enough for me!

Gimme that

OLD-TIME RELIGION

Gimme that 

OLD-TIME RELIGION!

Go thou and sin no more!





75 comments:

AboveAverage said...

HC'66 . . .
When will you add that third 6 to your handle?

You may need to - to get these upstart optimists to start listening to you.

AboveAverage said...

OY-Altuve

BernBabyBern said...

Any optimism that remained after yesterday's f'ing debacle is gone after just one pitch today, I can assure you.

JM said...

Nestor has become nasty in a not so good way.

BernBabyBern said...

And if any of you somehow have any optimism remaining, may I remind you...

1. Food Stamps Hal still owns this team.

2. Joey Whiffs is still on the roster.

Everything has gone right for this team this season. A major market correction has started, and it probably won't be pretty.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Hoss,

I for one, never compared this squad to 1998.

and what Bern said.

borntorun999 said...

For those of you keeping score at home, it has now been 13 2/3 innings since our last hit.

BernBabyBern said...

Preseason conversation among the Juju gods.

"Hey, I've got an idea ... let's make everything go right for a while! The offense will pour in runs. The pitching staff will be lights out. Guys no one has ever heard off will play like Hall of Famers. They'll kick everyone's ass."

"Wait, what fun is that?"

"Well, you see, once fans start thinking this team could be an all-time great, Houston will come to town ... and just wait until you see what I have planned for THAT weekend."

JM said...

Nestor imploding.

Doug K. said...

This is really horrible to watch.

Publius said...

Whom the juju gods wish to humiliate they first exalt, or your 2022 New York Yankees

JM said...

Sad.

JM said...

Donaldson hitting.150 against righties, but sure, put him in there.

JM said...

This series exposes all the lousy managing weaknesses of Boone. Just ridiculous.

BernBabyBern said...

We're back to our old offensive strategy ... whatever you do, don't swing.

Carl J. Weitz said...

No MLB team has ever been no- hit in consecutive games. Perhaps until today.

AboveAverage said...

Miss strikes HARD

BernBabyBern said...

I will say, the title for this post is absolutely spot-on.

Publius said...

Yankee Stadium, where history is made

JM said...

We got a hit. I feel like I did in 1968, where a hit felt miraculous.

JM said...

Good for Stanton. He's been having a dry spell.

borntorun999 said...

Yeah, a dry spell like the Sahara desert.

JM said...

DJ!!!!!!!,

JM said...

Tie game

AboveAverage said...

MAY U !

THANK U !

JM said...

Whew

ranger_lp said...

DJ!!!

JM said...

La la la la

Doug K. said...

If they can win this all is forgiven.

BernBabyBern said...

About damn time ...

JM said...

Guess who's winning handily today?

Yep. Boston.

ranger_lp said...

Maton didn’t want to pitch to Rizzo

JM said...

That looked like the Stanton of seasons past. Swinging at lousy low and outside pitch.

borntorun999 said...

Stanton is mainly a guess hitter. A talented guess hitter, but a guess hitter nonetheless

JM said...

Donaldson up first. I don't have much confidence in him. Torres, maybe. Hicks, wild card. Be nice to close this out without extras.

JM said...

Mr. One Fifty facing the righty.

JM said...

As expected.

JM said...

Boone again. Shoulda sent Carpenter up there, put DJ at third... well, you know. Dumb. Idiot.

JM said...

Glad Stanek was able to find a job after the Marshall Tucker Band stopped playing.

JM said...

Torres with the steal plus.

JM said...

Oh fuck. Gleyber hurt.

JM said...

And Hicks sucks.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

double oh, shit.

Gleyber should be on the grass in that situation. Not that it would have helped him with the injury. Hopefully not serious.

ranger_lp said...

Falafel should of had that…

JM said...

King came through in a heart attack inning.

JM said...

We need to end this. These guys are treacherous.

TheWinWarblist said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!! I don't know how much more of this I CAN TAKE !!!



FFFUUUUUUUUUCCCKKKKKKKK !!!

TheWinWarblist said...

And how the fucking fuckedy fuck does fucking Hicks HURT GLEYBER BY STRIKING OUT !!?!?!?!!!??????

TheWinWarblist said...

IFK!! IFK!! IFK!!

JM said...

I say send Carpenter then Hicks on a delayed double steal.

No good now that DJ wiffed.

JM said...

That would have worked.

JM said...

Holy fucking fuck.

ranger_lp said...

Yankees Win!!!

JM said...

Wow

AboveAverage said...

SHOW HIM THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!

(then give it to him)

TheWinWarblist said...

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL FUCKING RRRRIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doug K. said...

Just gorgeous!!!

JM said...

He's worth more than Cole, easy.

TheWinWarblist said...

THHuuuuu-uhuhuh-UHUHUHH-UHUHUH-aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-AHAHAHAAAAH-UHUHUHUHUHHH YANKEES WIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

SUCK IT CHEATER SHRIMP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


SO ENDETH THE FUCKING JUJU!! TAKE US OUT FRANK, SING US ON HOME!!

Joe of AZ said...

PAY THE FUCKIN MAN!...

Publius said...

Big week for Judges!

Platoni said...

If my memory serves me, we've scored 9 runs off of their bullpen. They've only scored two. Our bullpen > cheating, lyin', dastardly bullpen

borntorun999 said...

More clutch than 1000 manual transmissions.

TheWinWarblist said...

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BernBabyBern said...

I don't think that "best player on the team" comment in the post-gamw interview was what Judge meant to say.

(But he's not wrong ...)

Pocono Steve said...

Woo hoo!

borntorun999 said...

Did anyone catch the outrageous pun by Michael Kay after the game?
For some reason, AJ gave the bat he hit the game winner with to Spike Lee.
Kay said AJ “did the right thing” by doing that
Goddam!

Mildred Lopez said...


We had 'em all the way!

(Grew up in western PA listening to Bob Prince. Man was a treasure)

borntorun999 said...

All due credit to our revered MVP AJ, but how ‘bout a shout out to the ‘pen? 5 innings of hitless relief!
Thank you gents!

Aside to Chapman, don’t hurry back. In fact, stay away.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Now don't get carried away.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


It seems like the YES men might be readers of IIHIIFIIc. In the bottom of the 10th, Michael Kay referred to the extra innings base runner as "The Manfred Man".

Nice.

JM said...

That's very good. I like it.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Gleyber has a "minor" sprain. "Out a couple of days".

Expect the 60 day injured list.

TheWinWarblist said...

Hoss said what needed to be said. NOW STOP SCREWING AROUND YOU GUYS!!

The Hammer of God said...

@Rufus, I don't think anyone here compared this team to 1998. It's the media. Even Ma & Pa Yankee were bringing up the 1998 Yankees. All of us here seem to be squarely in the "I'll believe when I see it" camp.