• August 1st @ The White Sox

    Posted by on August 1st, 2009 · Comments (8)

    With this loss, the Yankees are still “Oh’fer Sox” this season – now being 0-8 against Boston and 0-3 against Chicago.

    Three bases loaded walks allowed? Posada tagging a runner with his mitt and not the ball? Say, weren’t those plays out of the 1919 White Sox World Series playbook?

    In the end, when you get your fanny kicked, 14-4, I guess it really doesn’t matter…in terms of looking at individual misplays, etc. As a team, the Yankees were just flat out horse-bleep today. And, New York has now lost five of their last eight…and the losses have been ugly. The Yankees are not playing like a team that’s on a mission to win their division. More so, they’re playing as if they are devoid of passion. And, that’s the really bad news here.

    Christian Friedrich Hebbel was right when he said “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” The Yankees need to learn this – and fast. Hopefully, General Joe will rip them a new one after this game and maybe it will sink in…

    …if not, this season could be over by August 24th.

    Comments on August 1st @ The White Sox

    1. Raf
      August 1st, 2009 | 9:14 pm

      Ransom started @ 1b? WTF? Duncan & Swisher are there, why can’t they start @ 1b?

    2. August 1st, 2009 | 9:24 pm

      Duncan was sent down before the game. But, heck, if you really wanted to rest guys, play Posada at first and catch Molina – esp. the way the Chisox have been running this series.

    3. butchie22
      August 1st, 2009 | 9:53 pm

      They kept Ransom up and sent Shell down..heard that on the radio in a state of disbelief. I know Ransom has no options left BUT c’mon he’s absolutely no great shakes.

      The Chisox really spanked the Yankees today. The two blowouts are particularly painful. The Yankees played some awful baseball. That Posada tag was outta of a rookie catcher’s gag reel. Beckham getting picked off at third was one thing ,he’s a neophyte…a kid! Posada has been in the game for quite some time now. This game also plays into Steve questioning whether or not they are that good(the Yanks) when they don’t play that well aginst good teams. These losses are starting to reinforce that theory big time…….

    4. Raf
      August 1st, 2009 | 9:55 pm

      That would’ve worked too. Starting Ransom @ 1b is inexcuseable

    5. yagottagotomo1
      August 1st, 2009 | 11:20 pm

      butchie22 wrote:

      This game also plays into Steve questioning whether or not they are that good(the Yanks) when they don’t play that well aginst good teams.

      How do you define good teams? Do the White Sox qualify? Because it seems like we have a shifting definition. Yankees steamroll TWins and Tigers, they are not good teams, lose to WS, they are good.

    6. August 2nd, 2009 | 12:02 am

      FWIW, with the loss today, the Yankees, this season to date, are 21-28 when playing an opponent whose winning percentage is >= .510.

      So, if you consider teams to play at least 10 points over .500 as “good” then this tells you that the Yankees are not “good” (since the play under .500) when playing teams that are “good” (since they’re over .509).

    7. Evan3457
      August 2nd, 2009 | 2:07 am

      Oh, let’s see, in how many ways is that .510 figure cherry-picked nonsense, just designed to knock out the games against the Twins and the Braves (against whom the Yanks are 9-1). Just off the top of my head….

      1) Just yesterday, by the exact same standard, the Twins were “good” and the White Sox were “not good”, because yesterday, the Twins were 52-50 (.510), and the White Sox were 52-51 (.505) and the Twins were “good” and the White Sox were “not good”, and if the Twins win Sunday and the White Sox lose to the Yanks, the Twins go back to being “good”, and the White Sox go back to being “not good”.

      2) A team that plays .510 ball is 83-79 and is good, and a team that goes 82-80 and is .505 is “not good”, when the difference between the two is 1 game, and 99 times out of 100, both teams are well out of the race by the end of the season.

      3) Of the 9 teams that the Yanks have played that are “good”, the Yanks have a winning record again 4 and a losing record against 5. That means the Yanks are “better” than 4 good teams, and “not as good” as 5 good teams. Only total wins and losses count? That rule also applies to the standings then too. Only total wins and losses count.

      FWIW? WIW is…not very much at all.

    8. butchie22
      August 2nd, 2009 | 9:17 am

      yagottagotomo1 wrote:

      butchie22 wrote:
      This game also plays into Steve questioning whether or not they are that good(the Yanks) when they don’t play that well aginst good teams.
      How do you define good teams? Do the White Sox qualify? Because it seems like we have a shifting definition. Yankees steamroll TWins and Tigers, they are not good teams, lose to WS, they are good.

      Yagotta , I even made that all the games played against the Twinkies and Bluebirds only 3 were blowouts in favor of the Yankees, the rest of the games were very close. People can prase things BUT the white Sox have embarrassed the Yankes the last two games. Their can be spin regarding whether or not their opponent is good or bad etc so on they are 0-11 to teams with Sox in the name!

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