Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A New Curse?

There is no getting around the fact that the Yankees have been horrendous to start the season; 9-14 in April, 6.5 games behind the Red Sox at the end of the first month. This has led to a lot of speculation over the weekend that Joe Torre could lose his job, which is a ridiculous idea. This story was clearly a fabrication of the New York media desperate to rattle a few cages and create a story where there isn’t one. I guess since Alex Rodriguez is smiling, hitting home runs, and not sunbathing shirtless in central park that have to talk about something. The pitching staff is decimated by injury. In the first season series with the Red Sox the team put up 6, 5, and 6 runs and were swept. With a healthy staff that type of run support is worth at least two wins. I don’t think Joe Torre should be taking the blame for Carl Pavano faking another injury (PS that guy has the heart of a jellyfish). There have been claims that he has mismanaged the bullpen also but what is a manager supposed to do when their starters can’t make it out of the 5th? Mike Myers is not a two inning pitcher. Mike Myers is good for two things: getting one lefty out a game and doing hilarious Scottish accents. I mean, when you’re forced to trot out Colter Bean in a close game you know things aren’t going well.

But wait, there’s a silver lining to all the injuries, a ray of light is peeking through the clouds, Phil Hughes is coming up to replace an injured starter. The best Yankee pitching prospect since He Who Must Not Be named (even though I can’t say his name I will because I realize not everyone is a big a fan as I am, I’m talking about Brien Taylor, I just wanted to emphasize what a disaster he was) is coming up to save the day. And at the same time Chien-Ming Wang, Mike Mussina, and Jeff Karstens are coming off the disabled list to finally fill out the rotation. Boy things are looking up. Oh wait what’s that, Jeff Karstens broke his leg on the first pitch of the game Sunday? That sucks but he’s only the 5th starter, he can be replaced. Besides Phil Hughes is throwing a gem tonight. A no hitter into the 7th and he’s absolutely carving up the Texas Rangers. SON OF A BITCH. He pulled his hamstring and is out 4 to 6 weeks. Christ. Hey Yankees training staff, what did I just say? Are we sure the Yankees aren’t the cursed team now? I’m still not convinced that Johnny Damon wasn’t some sort of secret Red Sox agent sent over to covertly ruin the Yankees.

4 comments:

Los said...

I LOVE to see the Yankees playing so poorly right now ... however I know that it is only a matter of time until they start winning again.

mike said...

I heard on Sportscenter this morning that they fired their strength and conditioning coach. As Van Pelt put it, "Someone had to go."

Eric said...

Van Pelt knows what he's talking about.

brian d. said...

"Up and back is ONE!" The Yankess really needed the portable pull-up and dip machine with the uneven legs. They wouldn't be in this situation if Cashman made this recommendation.