Outside of a little bit of heat, in terms of the weather, and some yahoos starting up “The Wave” during the bottom of the 6th inning, it was a perfect day at Yankee Stadium today…if you’re a fan of the home team there.
Why can’t every game in the Bronx be like this one?
So, this is where we stand at the All-Star break…the Yankees are 9 games back, in the loss column, of the first place Boston Red Sox. Further, New York is 7 games back, also in the loss column, of the A.L. Wildcard leading Cleveland Indians – with four teams sandwiched in there between them and the Tribe.
Can the Yankees make up those 9 games on Boston? Can New York make up those 7 games in the Wildcard – and fight off the other five teams who are also in the chase there? What do you think?
Me? I’m just going to enjoy the moment of today’s win. And, should the Yankees get within 5 games back, in the loss column, of either Boston or the Wildcard, by the end of July…then I’ll start dreaming about a post-season slot in 2007.
It’s not impossible – especially with the Wildcard. But, the Yanks just need to get a tad closer for my tastes…as five with two months to go is a lot more “doable” (in my mind) than what’s out there now.
In any event, for the next three days, the Yankees will lose no games, or ground, and the mojo of the team is high – coming off a fanny spanking of the Angels. It’s all good.