NEW YORK, NY – Remember the good old days, when Ohio wasn’t known for kidnaps and murders, and Rolling Stone Magazine didn’t put a terrorist on their cover, and the Yankees were a great team? Their ranking is now comparable to Aaron Hernandez’s Wonderlic Test score. Don’t get me wrong, I still live and bleed pinstripes and my father just spent $900 to frame a Derek Jeter 3000 hits painting he won; but, it’s frustrating to watch a team with so much magic and talent fail.
Watching this Red Sox game, as CC Sabathia pitches on his 33rd birthday, has brought me to truly acknowledge the awfulness of this Yankees season. In fact, I’m pretty sure Egypt is having a better season. Losing a game when you have 7 runs and in Boston, is as frustrating to watching your 3rd baseman tan himself and use Twitter, while eating away at the Yankees payroll.
I hope for 2 things, one being no traffic on the Garden State Parkway and secondly, that as you read this, A-Rod will have been suspended just as Ryan Braun was. Watching A-Rod not perform, while using much of this $230 million payroll, feels like I’m being taken on a Korean Airline. This past Sunday was the final day of Rodriguez’s 20-day rehab assignment. Since he is not being reinstated to the Major Leagues, the Yanks would have to petition MLB for him to participate in the minor leagues under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. This is ironic because I’m pretty sure the Yankees are a Triple A team right now.
I’m sorry to sound bitter, or worse, like a Miami Heat fan; but the Yankees are currently being more recognized for MRI’s than hits. Hopefully, they’ll come through… as they have so many times before. In the meantime, I will move my focus to Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner and Brian Cashman to hopefully add payroll, and dream of a Yankees post season.
Different Matt, tomorrow.