• Ay, Ay, Ay, YIA’s…

    Posted by on September 22nd, 2009 · Comments (12)

    An e-mail that I received today from a friend of mine, who is as big a Yankees fan as anyone else I know, when I asked them what’s up:

    I’m on complete Yankees lockdown. They’re giving me such agita that I don’t want to talk about them, think about them or watch them. I literally haven’t seen a pitch since they went to the west coast. I don’t know if that sounds ridiculous or not but I’m so upset about how the month is going and how the playoff prospects are dimming that I refuse to participate in anything Yankee related. Too stressful/hurtful…

    While I’m not on “lockdown,” I feel my friend’s pain. There’s nothing worse than “Y.I.A” – Yankees Induced Agita.

    How about you, are the Yankees giving you “Y.I.A” right now? Feel free to use the comments section below to vent and release – it might be good for your inner peace…

    Comments on Ay, Ay, Ay, YIA’s…

    1. September 22nd, 2009 | 5:52 pm

      Well unfortunately i cant escape… i live in OC… and got reminded of the loss at work when someone made a point to stop by and give me a little good natured ribbing… unfortunately that guy was a redsox fan… who has moved to the OC and has transitioned to Angels fandom… so i get double whammy from him…

      i am fairly confident we can win the division… a part of me thinks it wud be also cool to play both the Angels and Sox on way to the World Series… after missing out last year… as Yankee fan we have to appreciate the playoffs… sometimes we miss the fact its hard to get here… and being a team from NY is not a ticket to playoffs…

      I do hate watching the Yanks on the Angels telecast though… the dudes almost talk out of pity when discussing the head-head stuff… and make sure they hammer home the difference in record when the Angels faces the Yanks and the Sox… it gets frustrating… but we havent had much to complain this year… maybe we are the 06 Cards… slumping in September and will peak in October… or so i dream… wont stop watching them…. maybe just wud buy a few tylenols and pepto…

    2. butchie22
      September 22nd, 2009 | 5:56 pm

      Agita? Bloody headaches? Worry? No, real life has served me a dose of reality this year. as I said in one of my posts this year, many family members of mine have died(both of my grandfathers, my uncle, and a great aunt) and my mum has pancreatic cancer(the worst kind of cancer). If anything, the Yanks have provided me with a lot of fun this year. For all my bitching about the team, they have been a welcome diversion to me this year. as I’ve said before, I usually approach this part of my life with whimsy because of the grimness of life. To be quite frank, this website has provided an outlet for me this year. Even though, I’m cynical about Cash Man (he’s not done a half bad job this year,no I’m not going soft on him!), the team still has a shot to win it all.

      Steve ,I also want to thank you for this great site. Yes, I don’t agree with MJ,Corey, Justin, Yank Crank, Evan, GI Joey,Antone(where are you?) and Co all the time , BUT I love the banter and the mix of opinions. I also appreciate that you have the cojones to criticize the team in such a passionate and articulate way.

      MJ, Crank and Raf, at one of my Grandfather’s wakes ,my cousins were complaining about arod and how bad he was, how unclutch he was etc so on.They perceived me to be pro-Arod! Can you guys believe that? I’m part of the Arod contingent,now? II say two nice things about the guy and now, I’m Arod’s biggest booster!

    3. Corey
      September 22nd, 2009 | 5:57 pm

      Oh man, where are the A-Rod stories?

    4. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      September 22nd, 2009 | 6:11 pm

      My preferred term when things go catastrophically bad is Total Media Blackout.

    5. ken
      September 22nd, 2009 | 6:54 pm

      I try to keep in mind that these games seem more important than they are. What we remember about this season will be what the Yankees do, or don’t do, in the playoffs.

    6. Corey
      September 22nd, 2009 | 6:56 pm

      ken wrote:

      I try to keep in mind that these games seem more important than they are. What we remember about this season will be what the Yankees do, or don’t do, in the playoffs.

      Exactly.

    7. butchie22
      September 22nd, 2009 | 7:31 pm

      Corey wrote:

      Oh man, where are the A-Rod stories?

      Corey, I just gave you one! Funny how my cousins perceived me as an Arod booster when Crank and MJ think I’m an Arod despiser…well that’s half true! But not on the field. God, my cousin hated Arod the day he came to the Yankees AND he keeps on saying how right he is(at the wake)! and how they’ll never win…This is the same cousin who was calling me up when Game 6 of the ALCS was on and he was so depressed. And then he called me for Game 7 and was very depressed. Of course, he blamed everything on Arod. here’s a guy who is a successful doctor with beautiful children and he was cursing Arod in the Red Sox’s finest moment/Yankee’s worst.

    8. September 22nd, 2009 | 7:43 pm

      @ butchie22: Just wanted to say I’m sorry to hear about all you’re going through. And, I’m glad the site can lend towards some diversion, when needed.

    9. YankCrank
      September 23rd, 2009 | 9:29 am

      @ butchie22:

      Just read what you wrote, i’m really sorry to hear about the sickness and losses in your family. I’m glad the Yankees and this blog have served as a pleasant distraction for you.

    10. G.I. Joey
      September 23rd, 2009 | 10:42 am

      I’ve tried to reduce my Yankees intake as of late but have been pretty unsuccessful. Ichiro’s dinger off of Mo rattled me to a certain degree and I thought it would be best to take a break from Yankeeland. I tried not to watch the rest of the series with the M’s and to only peak in on the series with the Angels. I even tried to avoid reading the posts on this site (sorry Steve!), but my efforts were all in vain. I’m too financially and emotionally invested in this team and I’m trying to remain calm as we come into the final stretch.

      @ butchie22
      This site woudln’t be the same without you. Not only do you provide much needed comic relief, but you have great insight into the team and the game.

    11. butchie22
      September 23rd, 2009 | 1:06 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      @ butchie22: Just wanted to say I’m sorry to hear about all you’re going through. And, I’m glad the site can lend towards some diversion, when needed.

      Steve, Crank, and GI Joey ,thanks for your kind words. You are all true gentlemen. Joey ,I have a tendency to be comical or sarcastic in order to lighten up the proceedings BUT to have fun as well. We sometimes lose sight of our passion for baseball and see it as life or death…it’s not really. To me the team has been a great source of pleasure this year and a great form of release.

    12. Raf
      September 23rd, 2009 | 2:12 pm

      Butchie, sorry to hear about the problems you and your loved ones have been having. Hope everything works out for the best.

      As for YIA, I guess y’all have seen enough of my writings and postings to know that I tend to be pretty even keeled about everything. Yeah, sometimes silly things happen, and the Yanks get on my nerves, but overall it has been a fun ride. Those who need something to complain about, compare and contrast this team with, say, the team from last year. Is this team flawed? Of course; every team is. But it’s hard for me to get bent out of shape when all they need to do is make the playoffs, and that’s going to happen.

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