• Papi: “What, Me Worry?”

    Posted by on May 21st, 2007 · Comments (5)

    From mlb.com -

    “We don’t have to worry about nobody right now,” said Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. “Everybody needs to worry about us.”

    “It’s [the Yankees] problem right now,” Ortiz said. “We’re playing well. We’re doing our thing right now. They have to figure out what they need to do to beat us.”

    As much as it pains me to say this, he’s right. It’s up to the Yankees to make something happen over the next 2 ½ days. Basically, the Yankees need to win three to make this interesting again. If New York wins two, they only gain one game in the standings. That’s no sweat for Boston now. And, if the Yankees lose two or more games in this series, the Red Sox have an even greater lead – and still nothing to worry about.

    Since you can’t win three without winning the first one, tonight is a biggie. Let’s hope that Worm Killer Wang has the goods tonight. Getting to the seventh would be key: That keeps Luis Vizcaino, Ron Villone, and maybe Mike Myers out of the game. If that happens, it helps the Yankees chances to keep the score down this evening. Then Moose and Pettitte need to do the same on their turns. (Maybe Matt DeSalvo can be a sleeper out of the pen in one of these games too.)

    In any event, we’ll know all the answers on this soon. Buckle up!

    Comments on Papi: “What, Me Worry?”

    1. Jason O.
      May 21st, 2007 | 11:54 am

      Nothing like taunting a very talented and dangerous team when they are struggling, thereby giving them the opportunity to channel the frustration of the last 3 weeks away from internal matters and toward an opponent.

      One of the dumbest things he could have possibly said. Thanks, Dave.

    2. May 21st, 2007 | 11:59 am

      I think it was more of a message to his own team – rather than the Yankees. His way of saying “Don’t get too tense over this set – because it really doesn’t matter to us.” But, I could be wrong.

    3. Joel
      May 21st, 2007 | 12:28 pm

      The worm will turn. I have five words for Ortiz: Wang, Pettitte, Mussina, Clemens, Hughes.

    4. xxxdanxxx
      May 21st, 2007 | 1:18 pm

      “One of the dumbest things he could have possibly said. Thanks, Dave.”

      I’m sure the comment came from hearing question after question about a team 10 and a half games behind them. Basically, the team in front playing well shouldn’t be worried about a team so far back. They should concentrate on themselves. I fail to see how that is dumb. If the yankees need that statement to get up for the games they’re already in trouble.

      “I have five words for Ortiz: Wang, Pettitte, Mussina, Clemens, Hughes.”

      Ha. Do you really think any of those names scare ortiz? Now that’s a dumb statement.

    5. Joel
      May 21st, 2007 | 11:21 pm

      xxxdanxxx,

      With that starting rotation, the Yankees are the best team in baseball–by far.

      See you in October.

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