These are not your father's Yankees, and for that matter, probably not your Yankees. Not since the "Incident" in 2004 has a Yankee fan felt to helpless watching their Bombers. Just as it seem the Yankees are back in it and pointing the gun at their rivals, namely the Rays and Red Sox, they drop the gun and shoot themselves in the foot.
Life's situations can always be compared tp Seinfeld. When I think of the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays-I think of Kramer: somehow getting by and being successful using smoke and mirrors (Two of Tampa Bay's stunningly elite Starting Rotation have Career ERAs over 5).
To me, the Red Sox fit the Jerry bill, always playing well but never playing great-never experiencing the stunning success of Kramer, but never achieving the bumbling lowliness of George.
And that's where the Yankees come in-George Costanza. Just when it seems like George is finally set with a career in place and a clear future with his fiance, Susan, it all comes crashing down horrifically. Same goes for these Yankees, who are their own worst enemies.
Am I counting the Yankees out-no, not yet. The Fighter and Fanatic and me tells me not to. A win like tonight, in which the Yankees emerged from a one-run Eighth Inning deficit to victory tells me to keep believing. But this team won't get into the playoffs as comeback kids. Tonight "advanced" them to 3-50 when trailing after 7 Innings.
However, drawing positives from tonight's game-I'll be there when Cody Ransom's number is retired in the New Yankee Stadium-he's 2-2 with 2 Home Runs and 5 RBIs since the Yankees picked him up. Pudge Rodriguez my ****.
On another note-anyone else noticing the ridiculously high quality of the Olympic commercials. These ads trump the SuperBowl anyday. Thanks, McDonald's and Nike for some killer commercials.