That’s exactly what this season has turned into and it can be summed up by this past weekend’s series with
Tragic…how this team has not played with emotion or heart the entire season, what I would give to have the heart of the players from the ‘96-’01 teams. Instead the Red Sox have found that magic with players like Beckett, Pedroia, and Youkilis. I would kill to have Pedroia playing 2B for the Yankees instead of that nonchalant/lazy piece of crap who grins after not making a play that is out there now.
Tragic…one of the losses over the weekend was a Mussina start. I think he has 4 starts remaining if he goes on normal rest. His shot at winning 20 is running out. It actually could come down to the last game of the season against the Red Sox.
Tragic…as in tragic number. With the Red Sox win and another Yankees loss the Yankees tragic number is now 12. The Yankees have 19 games remaining and find themselves 8.5 games back in the wild card. If the Yankees go 15-4 that means the Red Sox only need to go 8-12 over their last 20. Another way to look at it the Yankees could win out finishing the season on a 19-0 run and the Red Sox could go 12-8 over their last 20 and still win the wild card.
Tragic…as in the way this club is ushering out the old ballpark in the
Tragic…in less than 2 weeks the Yankees will close the Stadium with a game against the Orioles. I can see it now…the Yankees trail 3-2, bottom if the 9th, 1 out, base loaded,
A-Rod at the plate…he swings… (you can fill in the blank).