The Lighthouse of Hope
Pedro a Yankee?
Surely, you can’t be serious. I am serious and don’t call me Shirley. The Yankees had someone in the Dominican Republic watching, “Mr. Who’s Your Daddy” himself. Should we read anything into this? Well, according to the New York Daily News, no we shouldn’t. They reported that someone close to the Yankees believed the team was just doing a solid for agent Fern Cuza. He also represents Mariano Rivera. I highly doubt Pedro Martinez will EVER come to the Yankees. After what he pulled with Don Zimmer, and sending Derek Jeter and Alfonso Soriano to the hospital in the same day. Oh by the way, he and Jorge Posada aren’t the best of friends either. That would be an interesting battery to watch. It would kind of be like Jerry pitching to Tom, before the cartoon went absolutely stupid when they became friends, ugh.
Yankees drop two to the Nationals – World to end – read all about it!
I thought about this a lot today. Does it absolutely stink on ice that the Yankees dropped two of three to the worst team in the major leagues? Does it reek of month old milk left out on the table for a week, when three starters from said worst team, and the worst bullpen in the league come into your house and own you? The answer to both of these questions is yes, but this is baseball. If you have played it at any level in your life, you know as well as anyone, that you are going to go through spells where you don’t hit worth a lick and you cant pitch to save your life. Right now that’s exactly what’s going on with the Yankees.
We are all guilty of being Veruka Salt, the spoiled little girl from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The old one with Gene Wilder, I refuse to even acknowledge they made a new one. We are all running around and screaming, “But, Daddy, I want a Yankees’ win nowwwwwwwwww!”
There are 96 games left. 96. Again, let me reiterate, I am not excusing this team from taking a beat down by the Nationals. All I am saying is take a chill. It took the perfect storm for the Nats to come in here and do what they did. Sometimes baseball teams all have some hitting issues at once. The Yankees just picked the wrong team to go cold against. This is a team if you remember that won eight in a row. I know they are 3-6 in their last nine. I know the 3-6 could be 2-7 or 1-8. It happens. It’s baseball. The 1998 Yankees – one of the best teams of all time – at one point of the season lost 11 of 19 games. Did the world end? We are here right?
They lost to the White Sox who finished 80-82. They lost to the A’s who finished 74-88. They lost to the Mariners who were 76-85. They also lost to the Twins who finished 70-92.
We all have to learn like Joshua from Wargames. The world almost ended in that 80’s classic because of snot nosed computer geek Matthew Broderick, the world is not going to end because the Yankees lost a series to the Nationals. Besides, it’s not 2012 yet. The waters may seem troubled, but look to the “Lighthouse of Hope.” That would be my bald head. All of you fans are out on a boat and all you see are choppy waters in the “Sea of Negativity” that is this area. You see huge waves about to crash on top of you and the Yankees season. 96 games. The ship your on has plenty of time to right itself and it starts tonight in Florida.
Ninety-six games. Look to the lighthouse and let me bring you back in to seeing the glass as half full.
Joba Chamberlain – Again Chris? Really?
Sorry, just a couple of things. I just have a couple of questions. Why is it that Phil Hughes, who is supposed to be a starter, is working out of the bullpen now and no one has a problem with that? Meanwhile Joba continues to not be lights out in his starts and he gets a free pass? “Chien-Ming Wang is killing the bullpen!” This can be heard echoing all over the radio in this area. Joba isn’t? I love how people want to bury a guy who won 46 games in two and a half years. Yeah lets just throw him on the scrap heap. Watch how fast other teams come in like a flock of seagulls (not the haircut) to pick him up. If you are going to be patient with Chamberlain, give Wang the same respect. Notice how I didn’t say Joba should be back in the bullpen.
One more thing – just curious – do you know how many games are left in the season? Here’s a hint, sing 99 bottles of beer on the wall, but make believe you’ve already took down and passed around three.
Squish the Fish.
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