The Yankee season so far has not been pretty. CC’s velocity being down, Boone Logan being back to spare us all to death combined with the fact that Jeter may be out a lot longer than expected have all been a kick to the groin for Yankee fans everywhere.
I would like to say that the idea of Hughes stepping into the rotation to pitch tomorrow is a comforting one, but the last two seasons have shown him to be something less than the phenom we all thought he was when he almost no hit the Rangers in his rookie season.
There’s a lot that can happen this year. Jeter and Tiexiera could come back and energize things. Hughes could be effective. Hell, Chien Ming Wang may end up being a big help.
But this is an older team prone to injuries. And CC, as great as he is, is another year older and, in spite of what Yankees.com has been telling us , did not experience a dramatic loss in weight over the offseason. Eventually that catches up with ballplayers….See David Wells.
It will be interesting to see if the Yankees can pull something off and make a run for the post season again.
In his post season press conference today when asked about his treatment by the Rangers fans in attendance at the Ballpark In Arlington, Josh Hamilton reminded any of us who paid attention in Sunday school that Jesus was hated in his home town and that Dallas/Ft Worth is his baseball home…..Interesting being that he said that DFW isn’t a baseball town.
Even though I don’t entirely disagree with him concerning the importance of football over baseball around DFW, he really took things too far when he suggested that the only way Rangers’ fans could show the sports world that DFW is a baseball town would be if they sold out every game for thirty years.
Pardon me Mr. Hamilton, BUT THERE ISN’T A BASEBALL STADIUM IN AMERICA THAT HAS SOLD OUT ALL OF IT’S GAMES FOR THIRTY YEARS!….NOT NEW YORK, NOT BOSTON, NOT PHILIDELPHIA, NOT ANYWHERE!
That idiocy combined with his comparing himself to Jesus should make every Yankee fan that the Yankees didn’t try to sign him.
If only he’d a signed with Boston.
Hopefully I will be able to keep this thing going for real this time.
Go Yankees…..No Really….Please….Go Yankees.