Yankee IssuesPosted: July 4, 2008
Been offline for a few days. Connectivity issues.
There’s a baseball team with issues here in New York — the Yankees. Hitting in the clutch issues. Pitching issues. Fielding issues. Winning issues.
Start with the captain, Derek Jeter, having the worst year of his career. The young hitters, Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano, aren’t showing signs of improvement.
Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy have been disasters so far this season. Since Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera came up, name me one guy beside Chien-Ming Wang who’s risen through the Yankee farm system to become a decent major league pitcher. (Joba Chamberlain shows promise, but it’s early).
There are too many veterans on this team who have never won, in New York or anywhere else. Mike Mussina. Jason Giambi. Bobby Abreu, Kyle Farnsworth. And the true Lord of the Ringless, Alex Rodriguez.
Hey Alex, how about spending less time hitting on Madonna and more time hitting under pressure?
George Steinbrenner turned 78 on the Fourth of July, and must be wondering about this $200 million plus payroll. Heads must roll.
I’ve got a solution for George and his son Hank. Take me out to the ballgame. Since last July 31, I’ve been to four Yankee games, and they’ve won them all. 16-3 against the White Sox, tying the team record with eight home runs in a single game. 12-0 over the Orioles in September. 13-2 against the Mariners this past May. And 18-7 over the Rangers earlier this week. That’s 59 runs in the last four games, do the math.
If you’re reading this, George or Hank, gimme some tickets. Nothing else seems to be working.