I have always wanted to write a blog in the same form as done on http://www.firejoemorgan.com/. Today, I think I have found that blog, written by Hitman23, so I will attempt to pick it apart in the best way possible. I thank Chrono in advance for the idea. By the way Hitman23, this is all in fair fun.
Hitman23's blog was entitled "Yankees the New Braves", and this is the link: http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/65037
it is beginning to look like the Yankees are becoming the AL Version of the Atlanta Braves, good strong play during the regular season and nothing but stinkers during the playoffs
You do realize, that during the Yankees run of consecutive playoff appearances, they have been to the ALCS seven times in nine years, the World Series six times, and won it all 4 times. The Braves, during divisional series play, went to the NLCS six times in 10 years, the world series three times in 14 years, and one it all just once. Did you know that? You do now.
Sad to say it also looks like the Red Sox have morphed into the Yankees of old, getting strong pitching, clutch hitting and intimidating the opponents into stupid mistakes
Ok, so the Red Sox are doing better in this year's postseason. However, the Yankees are 2-1 against Boston in postseason series since their playoff streak began. And as far as intimidating the opponents into stupid mistakes, I'm going to guess your talking about walking Ortiz to pitch to Manny. Let me inform you about a little baseball strategy. When you have a right handed pitcher on the mound, wouldn't you rather walk the left handed power hitter and pitch to the right handed one? It's a good strategy, it just didn't work out this time. No intimidation involved, none.
In Bud's world, baseball will be like hockey, bunch of mediocre teams making the playoffs to encourage their fan base to spend more money on playoff tickets and season tickets
In Bud's world, which is the real world, teams are more competitive througout the league, but the best teams still make the playoffs. It's true, just use your brain for a second.
It is mindboggling that someone as good and dominant as ARod is during the regular season struggles so much in the playoffs
Now your way off. It isn't mind boggling to think a player won't perform well in a small sample of postseason batting. Players can't be expected to drive in 100 runs in 15 at bats every october. By the way, he had some great post seasons in Seattle, but if it's not New York, it's not right, is it?
Game 1 the Indians neutralized him with walks until the game was out of hand, so his inablity to hit was not much of a factor, but in Game 2 0-4, 3 K's twice leaving a runner at 2B, that was pretty embarassing
Yes, A-Rod should be in tears with embarrassment right now after such a terrible night. He didn't hit 54 home runs this year and lead the league in OPS. You are an idiot, no good, choke artist A-Rod, pray to god for mercy.
Maybe next year he gets his $30M/year from the Cubs or Angels and finds the playoff mojo that he lacks in NY, maybe he still stays in NY to prove he can do it, though that probably is a reach.
Just a little fun fact here. In the 2004 postseason, A-Rod had 50 at bats. He hit .320, had an obp of .440, and hit three home runs. But no, he can't perform in the postseason in a Yankees uniform, he is a no good, choke artist, idiotic lunatic who shouldn't be allowed to pick up a bat.
to Bobby Abreu who left his giddy up in Philly and makes an stupid throw to miss his cutoff man.
Bobby Abreu has posted OBP's of .419 and .369 since coming to New York. FYI Bobby, if you make an error in a Yankees uniform, YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As much as I hope this will be a repeat of when the Yanks were down by two games to Oakland and came roaring back to win the series, you don't get the same sense from this team that they would be capable of fighting back like that.
I'm not saying that will happen either, but remember what people said at the beginning of the season? And their lineup isn't to shabby, either.