• July 3rd vs. The Red Sox

    Posted by on July 3rd, 2008 · Comments (1)

    Gee, things sure are different when you don’t get to face Warner Madrigal, huh?

    Actually, I was spared viewing this one. My family and I attended a block party (held on a street where one of our friends lives) to watch a big fireworks show.

    At one point, during the party, I asked one of our friends to check the score on his blackberry. At that time, he shared it was 6-zip, Boston, in the fifth, and that the Yankees only had two hits. Ouch.

    The party ended at 10 pm, on the dot, and that was perfect timing – in terms of getting to the radio just in time for the start of the post-game wrap-up. Suzyn Waldman and John Sterling had some interesting things to say about this one. Sterling shared that the Yankees were never in this game. Waldman called the Yankees lackluster performance embarrassing.

    But, most importantly, Waldman said that there would be no post-game clubhouse report because (Yankees Media Relations Boss) Jason Zillo said that the clubhouse was closed – and that it would be closed for a while.

    Waldman and Sterling suggest that the entire team was getting a new one ripped over their performance in this game.

    Hey – and I know that many say I’m beating a dead horse with this one, but, it’s true – the Yankees, to date, now, this season are 33-41 when not playing teams named the Mariners, Astros and Padres. Point blank, this team is not good.

    And, in my opinion, if they manage to lose, say, four of their next five games, then, maybe it’s time to blow the thing up…start selling your pending free agents…and start working towards next season.

    Comments on July 3rd vs. The Red Sox

    1. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      July 4th, 2008 | 8:26 am

      Here’s the thing – they ran into a pitcher who has really come into his own and has put together (outside of a blip in Houston) a really good streak. It seems to me that Girardi could have pitched a fit during the first two games of the Texas series – that’s when the offensive failures were glaring. Lester was simply dealing in a way that even a team with a hot offense would have had trouble.

      And beside Andy, who in a sense was due for a stinker, the pitching was not bad outside of punching bag Hawkins, who I predict will be sent packing.

      I would have liked to be a fly on the wall, because I think Girardi is the kind of guy who, when he pitches a fit, literally has steam coming out of his ears. He looked like a potential serial killer during the post-game interview when he kept repeating that its “between me and my club”. I have a feeling his approach to the “kick in the butt” speech is a little more fiery than Torre’s, we’ll have to see if it makes a difference.

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