• Yankees Fan Nightmare In Metsville Tonight

    Posted by on May 28th, 2013 · Comments (14)

    Are you kidding me?

    Comments on Yankees Fan Nightmare In Metsville Tonight

    1. May 28th, 2013 | 11:54 pm

      These are the same Mets who were 4-12 in their last 16 games coming into this series, right?

      Geez.

      Well, I guess it’s true. You really can’t play the Toronto Blue Jays everyday…

    2. May 28th, 2013 | 11:58 pm

      Big Stein in his prime would have flipped after the last two games.

    3. Evan3457
      May 29th, 2013 | 12:19 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      These are the same Mets who were 4-12 in their last 16 games coming into this series, right?
      Geez.
      Well, I guess it’s true. You really can’t play the Toronto Blue Jays everyday…

      Well, actually, the Jays are better than the Mets. And not by a little, either.

    4. Evan3457
      May 29th, 2013 | 12:22 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Big Stein in his prime would have flipped after the last two games.

      Good thing he’s not around anymore, I guess.

    5. MJ Recanati
      May 29th, 2013 | 7:37 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Good thing he’s not around anymore, I guess.

      Agreed.

    6. May 29th, 2013 | 7:59 am

      Big Stein was emotional, hair-triggered, over-reacted, and a bully. But, when he was around, people worried about what would happen when they didn’t perform. And, there was always the fear of being held accountable.

      I am not sure that exists in Yankeeland anymore. And, that’s why the team has become Atlanta Brave-like…

    7. MJ Recanati
      May 29th, 2013 | 9:06 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      But, when he was around, people worried about what would happen when they didn’t perform. And, there was always the fear of being held accountable.

      Bullying is not accountability.

      When players don’t perform, they get benched (to the extent possible, and relative to a player’s tenure and history of past success). The idea that the Yankees don’t hold their players accountable — especially for two meaningless losses in the regular season — is your own notion of reality.

    8. May 29th, 2013 | 9:45 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      The idea that the Yankees don’t hold their players accountable

      It’s not the players. It’s the front office who is not held accountable.

    9. MJ Recanati
      May 29th, 2013 | 9:48 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      It’s not the players. It’s the front office who is not held accountable.

      Firing people for losing two meaningless games in the regular season doesn’t demonstrate accountability. Since no team is an annual contender for the World Series, the fact that the Yankees don’t win the World Series every year seems like a silly reason to “hold the front office accountable” by firing everyone, even if you think the Yankees should win the World Series every year.

      George Steinbrenner didn’t fire people to hold them accountable. He fired people because he didn’t know how else to relate to his employees and thought that a constant state of upheaval would be the right way to run his club. Don’t confuse dysfunction for accountability.

    10. Raf
      May 29th, 2013 | 12:05 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      And, that’s why the team has become Atlanta Brave-like…

      I can think of several organizations that wish they had the success the Atlanta Braves had.

    11. MJ Recanati
      May 29th, 2013 | 12:38 pm

      Raf wrote:

      I can think of several organizations that wish they had the success the Atlanta Braves had.

      No doubt!

      That quote by Steve should be framed in the “Yankees fans are spoiled brats” hall of fame. God forbid we should make the playoffs every year! God forbid we should root for a team that wins with such regularity!

    12. Ricketson
      May 29th, 2013 | 1:41 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      God forbid we should make the playoffs every year! God forbid we should root for a team that wins with such regularity!

      God forbid we should win more than 1 pennant in 9 years with $200-30 million payrolls each year. God forbid we should have a true top-tier G.M. and give the John Cashman’s son a $3 million-per-year job elsewhere in the organization.

    13. redbug
      May 29th, 2013 | 4:48 pm

      @ MJ Recanati: Bullying is not accountability.

      Amen to that. Steinbrenner was a bully. He treated people like dirt. I haven’t missed him for a moment.

    14. MJ Recanati
      May 29th, 2013 | 5:06 pm

      redbug wrote:

      Amen to that. Steinbrenner was a bully. He treated people like dirt. I haven’t missed him for a moment.

      Me neither. Apart from his amusing stint on SNL and the credit card commercials where he did the conga with Derek Jeter and went to physical therapy for signing too many checks, he was a real prick.

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