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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Put a fork in 'em

They're done

Call me a bad fan, but I've given up on the 2008 Yankees. I just don't think they have what it takes to reach the post-season. Nobody's getting it done. No pitching, no hitting, no defense. Veterans and kids alike just don't seem to care.

Two blog posts by two different beat writers illustrate the Yankees' season. Chad Jennings, who covers the SWB Yankees, had this to say about Melky Cabrera:

I understand that Melky Cabrera wants to prove to the Yankees that he's willing to play hard -- and you can't deny he's run out every ball and play good, hustle defense -- but he was just caught stealing second. Last night he was caught stealing third in tie game in the bottom of the ninth. Sunday he was thrown out foolishly trying to stretch a single into a double. Cabrera needs to show he's willing to hustle, but right now the greater concern might be whether or not he's a bonehead.

I think it's pretty clear he is a bonehead. The guy seems remarkably immune to coaching. And Cano's not much better.

And Pete Abe said this tonight:

A-Rod said last week that the Yankees had to treat every game like it was the playoffs. That would explain his one RBI in the last seven games.

And that was before A-Rod grounded into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. And before he struck out to end the game.

This team just isn't very good.

posted by BubbaFan, 10:00 PM


commented by Anonymous Anonymous, August 27, 2008 11:24 AM  
Sad to say, but I have to agree with you. I'm a bit afraid to watch the Red Sox-Yankees game on ESPN tonight because I don't want to be disappointed anymore... :-( I'll watch it, though, this is the first time I see a Yankees game on TV since Matsui came back. Can't wait to see him at bat again.

-Bubba fan in Bama
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, August 27, 2008 12:53 PM  
Well, ESPN sure picked a winner for you, didn't they? :-P
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, August 28, 2008 6:13 PM  

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