• Hello & OMG

    Posted by on April 9th, 2018 · Comments (4)

    Yeah, it’s been a while. Sorry guys! Started a new gig 15 days ago and had a serious family emergency 13 days ago. Needless to say, the past couple of weeks have been a blur. And, the two weeks before that? I can’t even remember at this point.

    Things are starting to get back to “normal.” And, it’s baseball season.

    My son had his first game yesterday. Only 55 or so more to go for him over the next 17 weeks. He’s on four teams right now. It’s going to be a busy baseball season! But, that’s all good.

    Now, the Yankees. Gosh, people are freaking! Seriously, it’s been ten games. Chill! They will be fine. Stanton will be fine.

    Look at it this way: Injuries? Yes! Slumps? Yes! Bullpen failures? Yes!

    And, with all that STUFF going on, they’re still playing .500 ball and are just one win away from being on a pace that would get them 97 wins. (Yeah, if they were 6-4 instead of 5-5, that’s a pace for 97.)

    Besides, teams will always have streaks where they hang around .500. It’s what you do during those other times that will make and break your season.

    Can we at least wait until May before we start running guys out of town on a rail and jumping out of windows?

    Comments on Hello & OMG

    1. Raf
      April 10th, 2018 | 11:06 am

      Congrats on the new gig, and hope all is well with the family.

    2. Evan3457
      April 10th, 2018 | 3:37 pm

      I’m glad to hear that your OK and your various problems are abating.
      As always, welcome back.

      What you said about the team sounds like me.
      The only thing I regret about the start is the missed opportunity to beat up on the Orioles at home. Should’ve been 3-1 not 1-3. There will be tougher teams ahead; all of last year’s contenders, and now, the Mets and Angels both considerably tougher than last year’s editions.

    3. 77yankees
      April 11th, 2018 | 8:33 pm

      Hope all is well, Steve, and good to have you back.

      I used to think media panic just went on in the big cities like here, Boston, Philly, etc. But I had the pleasure of going to the first two games in Toronto. After the opener – the very next day in the Toronto Star – was a “woe is us” column ruminating about how long of a season Jays fans had to look forward to. All about Grandy Man, their big offseason acquisition, dropping the first ball of the season, how Donaldson can’t throw to 1B, how they’ll be unable to keep up with the Yanks and Sox, and how better off they’ll be when Vlad Jr. and Bo Bichette reach the majors.

      And since they lost those first two games, Toronto is 8-2. Go figure.

      As for Stanton, we’ve seen this so many times with a new superstar coming to the Yankees. From Catfish to Reggie to Goose to Winfield to Rickey to Giambi to A-Rod – they all struggled coming out of the gate, and turned it around in due time.

    4. Evan3457
      April 18th, 2018 | 12:16 pm

      Still not playing well. Loss to the Marlins last night was disheartening, not because of they lost, but because of how badly they played at all phases of the game.

      They’re now 5-4 against teams that are just plain bad. They should be 7-2 or 8-1.
      Not so much for their current position in the standings, but for opportunties for easy wins they’re not going to get back.

      I wonder if this isn’t 1995 all over again…

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