So much for having a clear-eyed, fresh outlook after getting a good night's sleep. I'm still just as cranky over the Yankees' loss last night, and the fact that they are 0-8 behind the Red Sox. And I make no apologies for feeling that way. It is what it is, as Brian Cashman would say.
But some of our readers disagree with my assessment that it was the worst game of the year. Squawker reader Peggy thinks it's just another loss:
I find ANY loss a bad loss whether it's by 10 runs or 1 run, whether we lose it the lst inning or the 9th inning, no matter what team we lose to...either way it's a loss....It's the fans who take it more to heart and dwell on these things like it's the end of the world.I completely disagree. When was the last time the Yankees went 0-8 to anybody, much less their most hated rivals?
I'm also not buying that the Yanks weren't upset over the way the series turned out. The look on Mark Teixeira's face after he made the last out said it all.
And while I think - and hope - that the Yankees turn the page tonight on last night's debacle, I don't buy that they think it's just another game, either. When even Joe Girardi, the eternal "glass is half full" kind of guy, said "it stinks" last night, and that losing that game was "not fun." that's something.
I also can't remember the last time I saw the Yankee broadcasters look so down in the postgame; they looked like they were covering a funeral!
Oh, and speaking of Mark Teixeira, Red Sox co-owner John Henry tweeted after the game (Hat tip to Was Watching) that it was the curse of Mark Teixeira. How silly is that (Teixeira, who nearly hit for the cycle Wednesday, hit better than anybody else on the Yanks in the series)?? And what does it say about Henry that instead of celebrating his team's sweep, the Red Sox co-owner is twittering about curses like a fan would? Guess he's got to still justify not going the extra mile to sign "MT," as Henry referred to him. Sounds like his brain is also MT!
Another reader said:
Lisa I think you are overreacting a bit to say "Worse. Loss. Ever." NOTHING I REPEAT NOTHING will get rid of the bitter memory of losing 3 in a row including GAME 7 AT HOME in the 2004 ALCS. Period end of story.Of course 2004 was worse, but this debacle was definitely the worst loss of the season. As for the pitching, Josh Beckett aside, the Yanks got flummoxed by a mediocre Brad Penny and an ancient Tim Wakefield, who the Yankees should know how to beat by now.
WE all are very annoyed that they've lost 8 in a row to the Red Sox but frankly, right now the Sawx have better pitching (starting and relieving) than the Yankees.
One other reader noted:
What if we didn't give these Red Sox losses so much power? Doesn't that only make it worse? What if, like George Costanza-- we did the opposite of angst filled hand wringing?Eh, I don't think there's any way to do a finger in the ears "la la la I can't hear you" with this series. Too many gloating Yankee-haters out there, like my Squawker partner!
Thanks to everyone who expressed their thoughts on the game - I enjoyed reading all the varying opinions this morning!
The good news is that the Yanks are only 2 games out with 100+ games to play. Let's hope they take out their frustrations on the Mets tonight! Squawker Jon and I will be at the Stadium this evening to cheer our teams on.
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