If anybody can relate to the saying when it rains, it pours it would be the 2014 New York Yankees literally.
The rain-out leaves the Yankees at 47-47 heading into this All-Star Break, and puts them five games back from the top spot in the division.
Putting words like average, ordinary, run-of-the-mill in the same sentence with the Yankees is considered sac-religious in some circles.
Speaking as a Yankees fan, having high expectations comes with the territory; and I see nothing wrong with being frustrated for settling for anything else.
Injures have been abundant, but under-performing offense has been the Achilles heel of this 2014 team. But not all hope for a postseason berth has vanished even in the wake of this past Sunday night’s easily preventable loss.
Looking at this season’s bigger picture, the Yankees fortunately play in the now inadequate AL East, which leaves them ample time to right this ship.
As how many times has an AL East team sitting at .500 at the All-Star Break make the postseason in the last 2 decades?
The bottom line is there is one question left that only the Yankees can give an answer too in the second half of the 2014 season.
Can the Bronx Bombers defeat Father Time?