You’ve got a 5-2 lead and you’re 12 outs away from a win…but, you blow it and allow Boston to tie the score in the 6th inning.
Then, just like that, you’ve got a 7-5 lead and you’re just 9 outs away from a win…but, you blow that too and allow Boston to take a one-run lead in the 7th inning.
And, in the end, what you’ve got is a 3 hour and 46 minute 9-inning baseball game, against one of your long-rivals and big-time competitors this year, to start this season…ending up as a big, odoriferous, ugly, “L” in the standings.
Sure, it’s only one out of one-sixty-two. And, there’s a whole six months of baseball to be played. Yet, even with that, this one is just about as displeasing a way to open the 2010 season as the Yankees could have possibly managed to spew out there…
In a word: Yuck.