... And so is Joe Nathan.
“I wasn’t the only one who blew one tonight." (talking about Phil Cuzzi's blown call)
Yeah you were, dude. Bottom line. Cuzzi never gets the chance to blow that call in the 11th inning if you do what your job title implies and close the game out in the 9th inning. But you shit the bed as soon as you hit the mound and gave up the game-tying, 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th.
“Hopefully, [Cuzzi] gets better,” Nathan said. “Hopefully, that umpire realizes he has to do something to get better.”
Yeah, hopefully that umpire realizes that it's not acceptable to be human and make mistakes some times because nobody has ever done that before. He should donate his body to science immediately so they can turn him into some sort of human-cybertronic robot that never makes a single mistake ever, and certainly would never make a mistake as big as swinging at 2 consecutive first pitches with the bases loaded or giving up a game-tying, 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th.
In the mean time, why don't you take a look in the mirror and figure out why you can't seem to close out games against the Yankees, close out games in the playoffs, or close out games against the Yankees in the playoffs. Those all seem like pretty big mistakes to me, especially when one of them involves giving up a game-tying, 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th.
“There’s really nothing we can do about a terrible call. And that’s exactly what it was. It was an awful call at the wrong time.”
You're right, Joe. There is nothing you or your teammates can do about a terrible call. But you could do something about leaving 17 men on base last night, 14 of them before the 11th inning. You could also do something about coming into the game to close out a win and giving up a leadoff single and then a game-tying, 2-run home in the bottom of the 9th. Phil Cuzzi can't do anything about that, but you could because it wasn't acutally his awful call that lost the game for your team. It was actually you giving up a game-tying, 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th.
What else do you want from Brian Cashman?
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