From the Washington Times:
The little team that could? Not with their $200 million payroll, the omniscience, impatience and bombast of owner George Steinbrenner and the pinstriped arrogance inherent in their name.
Still, the New York Yankees have had much to overcome this season. They had their worst start since 1966. Their high-priced pitching staff was torn apart by injuries. They lost a three-game series to the horrid Kansas City Royals.
Yet the Yankees (92-64) have persisted.
“And before all these injuries, which you can use as an excuse but which I refuse to do, we were healthy and full strength and playing like [garbage],” general manager Brian Cashman said. “We lost three in Kansas City earlier in the year. There’s no excuse for that.”
And, if the Yankees should not make the post-season this year, Cashman is right. It’s not because of injuries – most of those injured were nicely replaced. It will be the result of playing like “garbage” in the first 30-or-so games of the season.
Good call Brian.