As if it wasn't apparent by my lack of posting - three words describe how I'm feeling as we wind down the regular season: Boared to death.
Let's get it on and start the playoffs already.
Similar to the 1996 - Girardi has a formula working for him. The bottomline, if we make it out of the 7th with the lead we're going to win that game with Hughes and Rivera at the back end.
Best Ever? While this team might not be in the conversation as one of the best the franchise has seen - according to Bob Mathews (sports columnist for the Rochester paper) at least one aspect of this team is: the infield.
Other than the '76 Reds (Bench, Perez, Morgan, Concepcion, and Rose) no one comes close post WWII. Here are the #s (avg, HRs, RBIs):
Tex: .294, 38 , 120
Cano: .321, 24 , 80
Jeter: .333, 17 , 65
A-Rod: .285, 28 , 93
Jorge: .286, 22, 81
(Not for nothing, but where's Cano's due in the MVP talk?)
So, just to wrap up the baseball stuff - I'm glad we've got the division crown back and home field advantage - now I just want 11 more wins.
Let's see what happens in October.
NFL - Sanchez is the toast of NY. Trent Edwards of the Bills completely sucks. The NFC will be between the Saints and the G-Men. AFC, while no one appears to be fearful of the Pats anymore they're still in the mix along with the usual suspects: Steelers and Colts.
See you around!