Monday, September 01, 2008
She's Singing, And We Hear Her Loud And Clear . . .
To me, there's one play this weekend that summed up the entire 2008 Yankee season.
Saturday, I think around inning 7, Rasner pitching great, 6-2 comfortable lead, runner on 1st when a ordinary ground ball was hit to Cano for what should be a double play. He nonchalantly pitches the ball to Jeter off target and in the dirt. No outs recorded, the Jays promptly turn the gift into a big inning and go on to win the game.
The talent has always been there, the mental sharpness and discipline to execute has not. Thus the 7 game deficit for the Wild Card and the 12 game, ocean wide gap between us and the Rays.
With the errors, the low BA with RISP, the lack of a pulse, it is frustrating. It is a season of what could-have-beens.
So, let's make the call official: No October for the first time in 13 seasons.
Thank God we have football kicking off in a few days.