Truth be told, to this Yankees fan, regardless of the standings and date, there’s nothing worse than a Yankees loss, unless:
- it’s a game where they lose ugly, then, it’s only worse if
- it’s an ugly loss to the Boston Red Sox, then, it’s only worse if
- it’s an ugly loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, then, it’s only worse if
- it’s an ugly loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park when Curt Schilling pitches well, then, it’s only worse if
- it’s an ugly loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park when Curt Schilling pitches well and then the Sox and their fans get to celebrate on the field like they just won the pennant.
What is it with Schilling and the Yankees this year? The White Sox beat up Schilling. The Royals beat up Schilling. The Devil Rays beat up Schilling. And, the Blue Jays beat up Schilling. Even the A’s hit Schilling well this year. Yet, against New York, he’s still got that Cy Young form. Go figure.
Anyway, I guess the important thing today is that no one on the Yankees broke a leg or something – though Jeter decided to try and scare some folks with that ugly slide into second. Uh, thanks Derek.
After the game today, all I can think about – other than how disgusting the Yankees pitched today – was about the Indians. Man, if I knew they were going to fold in the last three games, I might have wished for a Yankees loss on Saturday – and let the Yankees take the wildcard, instead of Boston.
I think I’d rather play the White Sox in a short series where their starting pitching depth doesn’t help them that much, and have the shorter travel, than have to fly to the West Coast and play the Angels in a short series (where their strong bullpen doesn’t have to pitch in a lot of games). It’s worse if the Yankees have to go five – because then you have to go all the way west, again.
Oh, well, maybe this can be a payback thing for 2002? Or, maybe it will be a repeat of the 2002 nightmare? The former would be great and the latter would be like a poop scented lollipop. A really stinky sucker.