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‘Stray-Road’ NY Post

Just a thought…….let me just say that the series starting against the Blue Jays tonight is critical for the Yankees. And I know that the media (ie. Post and Daily News) will remind us and if we do sweep the Blue Jays I bet Arod’s stripper would be an alternative cover “Stripper Speaks” or “Arod Extra Loose in Toronto, Again”.

The media, even the local papers love to hate the Yankees. This is something that if the Yankees are doing well the front page will find some dirt, non-related sports story that admittedly even gets me wondering and eventually reading the story. So I am guilty as anyone but once the Yankees are struggling its the new front page with some of the funniest headlines I have ever read. I give all the credit to the NY Post and NY Daily News cause when you think you have seen the most ridiculous the geniuses come up with a better eye catcher!!

Now…the Yankees have money, spend money which angers lots of people and obviously whoever does the headlines which rip them about 4 out of 7 papers weekly. Is this just the definition of jealousy cause the players are rich, job title gets girls….lots of girls, beautiful homes and god forbid anyone has a good time on night during the season cause I forgot that not everyone is entitled to unwind. And hey you can always just blame it on Arod….but how much more can one person, 33 years of age be capable of. Or Jeter who has accomplished everything any city would be proud of is compared to Reyes or how he is one worst short stop statistically in baseball. What the media hates Arod for not doing freely rips on Jeter for doing it (referring to post-season and clutch hitting). Boggles my mind as I am even confusing myself… to why Joba’s mom was on the cover and week of mother’s day too!! I mean that is just tasteless and deplorable at all costs.
In some sense the Yankees have to pony up the bucks as what player would want to come play here if the paycheck were not as enticing!?!?!
When the Yankees have won the World Series I presume these papers profit more, which might make a employees bonus raise or gets to hire another staff member so it eases the workload??? The whole city is on a high when any team wins a championship….the Giants in 2007 felt amazing!!! It brings NYC together and forget about all the stress of everyday life for just a second…..and lets face it out of NY teams we cannot afford to be so critical on the best prospects to fulfill this for NYC to shine.
So, instead of rip the Yankees try to back off if they are in a slump or Arod and Tex are struggling. Maybe, just maybe if the players think we have forgotten they will try to make us remember again!!! Maybe a few less papers will sell because no one wants to read anything normal or god forbid good or thoughtful…..but we have a lot of new faces on the team and I know that nothing is better then being reminded, cause trust me I know when I mess up and don’t need to have millions reminded that; big order I am talking about and unrealistic but maybe baby steps and once in awhile cut them a break. FYI…you not going to be as rich or ever play for the Yankees unless you turn into superman so at least have some pride so you can celebrate when they win it and feel good about it!!
Fans, players, coaches, media, hell even my mom knows that we need to step it up and the Yankees will be watched BIG TIME in this series against Toronto and I need to not let the media influence me….so maybe (not like anyone, even my 2 friends who joined my blog will ever read this) don’t buy the paper if it is trash. Read it online for free….

Winning series….key to AL East

I always believe that baseball season is the hardest to predict. Obvious reasons being…..its a long season, injuries are frequent and all these players are top athletes so can break out at anytime. Everyone has different theories to why a team wins their division, world series etc. Well a mix of players and managers that just works, as Joe Torre was the most losing manager in MLB before he came to the Yankees. And we know how that story ended…..

I truly think that baseball is streaky on wins/loses and a lot of fans do not even care about records till the All-Star break but unfortunately if your team is in the AL East every game counts cause the competition is fierce. Even the Orioles are good and Toronto has been due for this recognition but I do believe in this division it is who wins series throughout the season, which entails consistency throughout. I also think the experience of the Yanks and Red Sox is huge factor but the Rays are not afraid with a lot of young athletes who have now been to the end. The Rays are cocky and as we all know a player who makes it all about himself (aka BJ Upton) can disrupt a clubhouse.
All of the AL East teams have pitching, hitters and runners (props to Carl Crawford) so other than taking 2 of 3 games, the next cause will be set-up men, the dreaded middle relievers. I have watched so many games be so close only for the middle men to come and blow it!! As a fan it is the most nervous part of any game because I can’t seem to find the Mo or K-Rod of middle relief….I have nightmares of Farnsworth, who if only could locate the damn ball would be unhittable!!! Continue reading ‘Winning series….key to AL East’ »

Now Manny……

Rumor has it another current, old teammate of Manny‘s will the next one on this list of all-stars. I heard this from my doorman so not going to tell you but he is BIG is all I can say. Funny how Senator Mitchell is on the board of the Red Sox and no players playing within their franchise is cheating. Clemen’s not when he was on the Red Sox…..go figure!!! And now Manny gets busted for trying to balance his testosterone level; from what I understand that is done by steroid users to get your testosterone levels back down due to the steroids which makes them abnormally high.
Manny just started this mid-season last year right after he left the blessed, holier then the rest Boston Red Sox??? Bullshit is all I have to say and yes I love the Yankees so I do hate Boston but that’s cause they have beaten us but spitting on us when it was only a matter of time. I can make the promise of 100% that our captain is au natural…..can Sox fan say the same?? Continue reading ‘Now Manny……’ »