Monday, July 13, 2009

The lost weekend: Yankees get touched by the Angels

This is one weekend I'm glad I didn't get to see much of the Yankee games. What a nightmare. Especially given that the Mets won two out of three of the Reds series, and Squawker Jon is preening.

Then again, his team's vaunted Home Run Apple had a wardrobe malfunction. What's the deal on that?

So now we head to the All-Star break. And three Yankees - Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and Mark Teixeira - are representing the Bombers in the game. I'm so glad that voters picked Teix over Youk!

Squawker Jon saw a headline about how Dustin Pedroia begged off the All-Star team due to personal reasons. Jon sardonically suggested that my campaign against Pedroia for the All-Star team depressed Dustin so much, that he couldn't face playing! Actually, Pedroia is taking care of his pregnant wife. But I'd like to think he was also anguished that I can't stand him!

On a completely different note, I'm looking forward to finishing "Munson," the great book by Marty Appel about the Yankee catcher. You can read an excerpt of the book here.

What do you think? Leave us a comment!


NAM said...


At least for one game we all get to cheer for the same team. Enjoy the All-Star Break and your book.


Anonymous said...

What is it about the Yankees playing so poorly against teams with red caps and red uniforms?

Red Sox, Angels, Phillies...

Roger 9 said...

The Yankees win in spurts and lose in spurts. They play like winners in spurts and play like losers in spurts. Like the little girl with the curl one never knows who will show up at a given game.
We have heard so much of their great pitching, especially from the bullpen and their vaunted offense.The only thing consistent about either is inconsistency.
What to do about this?...Nothing! It is the manager's job to react to a condition like this and do more than to acknowledge that 'We have to do better".
Mr. Steinbrenner( George) certainly would have lit some fires under the backsides of the ones most responsible.
As I have said before,accept it until there are new owners/ management!

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