Saturday, April 7, 2012

What's the Worst Thing About Friday's Opening Day Debacle?

It is only one game, but geez, Squawker Jon and all the Yankee-haters of the world had to enjoy yesterday's Yankees loss. As my friend Joe, a Red Sox fan, put it to me on Facebook, "My joy in seeing Sabathia give up the grand slam was only exceeded by watching Mariano blow the save AND take the loss." And Squawker Jon may be on the disabled list from doing the Snoopy Dance!

And what was up with Joe Girardi intentionally walking the immortal Sean Rodriguez to load the bases in order to have CC face Carlos Pena, who then hit that grand slam? Yikes. Sabathia seemed to be laboring in this game, that's for sure.

Oh, and so much for that five-man infield, eh? Raul Ibanez home run aside, it wasn't a good day for the Yanks. Not to mention having to hear the trash talk! Not a good day.

I heard Suzyn Waldman going on and on in the pre-game about the exciting Game 162 the Rays had to get into the playoffs last year. You'd hardly know, though, that it was against the Yankees!

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Jon also asked when the Michael Pineda era was going to begin. Smartypants.

An aside -- there has been nothing that has happened since the Pineda/Montero trade that has made me any less queasy over it, from Pineda showing up to spring training overweight, to the lack of speed on his fastball, to the tendinitis. He seems like a nice enough guy, but I still think the Yanks should have not made the deal.

And to be blunt, after Brian Cashman's little scandal, suffice it to say that I have even less faith in Cashman's judgment than I did before. And it's not the infidelity itself, it's the fact that it apparently took him literally years to realize that Louise Neathway was a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Not to mention how he wrote that bunny-boiler a letter of  recommendation on Yankees letterhead. How appalling, as is him reportedly having her sit in the same section as the Yankee wives.  What was he thinking?

On a brighter note, looking forward to the rest of the season. And Jon, you can chortle now, but at least my team will be playing meaningful games past Opening Day!

What do you think? Tell us about it!


Anonymous said...

What a great way to open the new season. Mets win, Yankers lose. And not only do they lose, but it's the way that they lost that is most satisfying.

And then the Rays beat them again today - beautiful! The losses are piling up already, maybe this will be a good year after all. We sure could use the good news. With all the turmoil the Mets (who are now 2-0) have endured, the entire universe needs to keep hearing the good news that the Yankers keep losing!


Roger 9 said...

The Yankees were supposed to have an excess of pitching and a great offense. I still watch runners being left on base with that great hitting not coming alive until the ninth inning and then falling short. Tex looks like last year all over again as well as "Mr.ground ball to the left side Jeter". The pitching?...Forget it. What's with Girardi ordering the intentional walk with his "Ace"pitching ...and in the first inning? C'mon Joe, throw your computer away and show a little more confidence in your number one guy!

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