Monday, April 23, 2012

Yanks-Sawx Thoughts & Afterthoughts

(Yeah, he was on the mark on Saturday.  Courtesy of The AP)

It had been a very hot and cold start to the season before the Yankees coming into the 100th anniversary party for Fenway on Friday.  They were getting more bad starts than good, and the offense was nowhere near clicking on even half its cylinders.  A year after we had to deal with the stupidity of the "too many home runs" theory about the offense, the Yankees came into this weekend not hitting very many at all, at least not from the guys you usually expect to hit them.  Well, after this weekend, I think anybody who was thinking of commenting on the lack of power from the Yankee lineup will have to reconsider, even if the pitching inconsistencies still linger.  Here's my take on the 2 games I didn't get to watch over the weekend.

I'm Back, What'd I Miss?



And the leader in the clubhouse for Yankee quote of the year, courtesy of Mr. Mark Teixeira:

“It’s baseball, and it’s hard to feel sorry for anybody.  That’s not a knock on (Bobby Valentine) or anybody, but you go out to win the game. I’ve never felt bad about winning games.”

Nor should you, Mark.  Not with the game you had on Saturday.  I have to say that watching the 7th-8th inning comeback on Saturday while standing at a craps table with my best friends while all of us were riding mini-hot streaks and yelling and cheering like maniacs was quite enjoyable.  Even more so when there was a guy at the other end of the table wearing a Fraud Sawx shirt.

(Photos courtesy of The AP)