How can Yankee fans be THIS stupid?! I mean, STOOOPID!
Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. WTF?
Really? Your league just tied the game. So your next move? Boo the pitcher and chant Mariano's name.
Um, excuse me. YOU AREN'T PLAYING THE RED SOX!! Today? All your asses are on the same side.
Next time someone asks me why I can't stand (most) Yankee fans, this is my answer.
I can't get that damn song out of my head... I sing it every time he rocks the party (which, lately, has been a lot).
But first, let me offer my condolences to D Wright -- I'm sorry you didn't make it to the All-Star Game (I did everything I could; seriously, I voted until my eyes crossed typing those damn code numbers in) but at least you are a.) not going to screw up your swing again at the home-run derby and b.) going to get a few days' rest. Yay for you.
I love all the excitement around the games lately... I enjoy looking forward to games again. Today at lunch I went to ESPN Zone to watch the first hour or so of the game (it was perfect -- our game on one huge screen; Phils/Cards on the other) and then watched the rest in my office (yes, I love my job). As much as I like having day games to watch during work, it makes for a long evening. Fortunately, I was able to see the Pirates take care of the Yankees -- the next best thing to watching the Mets win is watching the Yankees lose, yes?
And gee, Moises, we never saw this coming, did we? Actually, I'm glad we have a final answer. Collect your things and go. Thanks. We appreciated you when you could play, we loved the hitting streak last year, we enjoyed your crazy batting stance. But. Your time is up. And I think we're going to be ok without you. Somehow we'll muddle through.
OK, now I have to figure out how to kidnap my nephew to bring him to Build-A-Bear Workshop day on Saturday. I'm just afraid my brother would notice if he was missing. Damn.
The past couple weeks have been crazy for me, and also? I just felt like everything there was to be said about the Willie firing, etc. had been said. By people far more eloquent than I.
So now here we are... a few games closer to Philly. There's a part of me that thinks maybe, just maybe there will be a reversal of fortune this year and the Phillies will collapse horrifically and we will rise to the top.
But there's another part of me that just has no faith at all. Friday pretty much summed it all up in the span of about 10 hours: kick the Yankees' collective asses in game 1.... a few hours later get spanked ourselves. How do you go from scoring 15 runs in one game to zero in the next? Zero. None. Nada. Zilch.
I will say that I am still optimistic about Jerry Manuel. I think he can do things Willie couldn't; reach the players in ways that weren't getting through before. After today's game, I saw him walking off the field with David Wright, and David had his arm around Jerry's shoulders and they were laughing about something. I can't picture that happening with Willie.
We'll see where things go. Maybe after the All-Star Break, they will all come back with guns a-blazin'
seeing as how none of them will likely be participating in the festivities.
Huh. So, I got (almost) everything I requested before I went away, and yet.... it doesn't make me as happy as I thought.
Ya think it has anything to do with HOW it was done? Yet again, they screw everything up.
They can't even FIRE someone the right way.
And over the weekend, as I thought about it (despite my best efforts to not think about them at all), I realized that Omar really does need to go, too.
Oh, and PS: Why is Howard Johnson still here?! I mean, I love him just as much as the next fan, but clearly the hitting is a huge issue. Though I completely agree that Rick Peterson had to go, why Nieto? What exactly was he doing wrong?
Maybe this shake-up will shake things up.
|OK folks, I'm outta here till Monday night. |
I don't want to hear about, see or think about the Mets while I'm away. This weekend? It's all about the Toledo Mud Hens!!!
But. By the time I return, I want all of you gone.
And by "you" I mean: Peterson, Johnson and Randolph. And frankly, Minaya too. At this point, it doesn't even matter who is brought in to manage... it will probably be Manuel, to which I just say: whatever.
It can't get any worse, so bring it on.
Go Mud Hens!!