• April 8th @ The Angels

    Posted by on April 9th, 2006 · Comments (6)

    I’m going to try and stay on the bright side of things today.

    Yes, the Yankees have lost 4 in a row now – but, on the bright side, they could have (should have?) won each of these games – so, it’s not like they’re getting blown away.

    Yes, the Yankees are now 1-4 to start the season – but, on the bright side, they did this in 1998 as well and went on to win 114 games. (Time again for a team meeting Joe?)

    Yes, the Yankees could easily be a full 4 games behind the Red Sox by the time they get on a plane tonight – but, on the bright side, they still have 19 games to play with Boston.

    Yes, this has been a terrible season opening road trip for the Yankees – but, on the bright side, there’s just one game left and then they come home.

    Yes, the Yankees have to still prove that they’re a team that can beat a very good team (as opposed to being a team who gets most of their wins beating up on the weaker teams) – but, on the bright side, um, ah, errrrr……damn, I got nothing.

    Comments on April 8th @ The Angels

    1. Raf
      April 9th, 2006 | 10:28 am

      but, on the bright side, um, ah, errrrr……damn, I got nothing.
      ==============

      On the bright side

      1. The SP hasn’t been all that bad
      2. It’s only April
      3. They’re holding their own against stronger teams

      How’s that so far? :)

    2. JeremyM
      April 9th, 2006 | 11:50 am

      On the bright side, the White Sox are 1-4 as well, including two losses to the Royals.

      I’m telling you right now, if we get swept by KC again this year, that’ll be all I can take!

    3. JohnnyC
      April 9th, 2006 | 12:07 pm

      On the third hand, our world-class closer hasn’t thrown a single pitch yet while our 11th and 12th pitchers have each suffered a late inning loss. On the fourth hand, our hottest hitter is hitting sixth, protected by “hard-luck” Jorge. On the fifth hand, our best pinch-runners are Miguel Cairo and Bubba Crosby (in that order). On the sixth hand, the acquisition of Koyie Hill probably brings Joe Torre’s dream of manning an entire 25 man roster with catchers closer to delirious reality. The Yankees will be the only team on whose broadcasts one can hear the words: “He runs really well for a 4th-string catcher.”

    4. Nick from Washington Heights
      April 9th, 2006 | 12:23 pm

      what JohnnyC said. Is Mariano alive?

    5. April 9th, 2006 | 2:07 pm

      wow. that is some rather pessimistic optimism! :)

    6. JeremyM
      April 9th, 2006 | 3:28 pm

      How pathetic will it be today if Rivera gets in today to “get some work.”

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