There is no way to sugarcoat this anymore because the New York Yankees absolutely stink.
Going over all the issues isn’t going to help anything because they can’t hit, they give up homers and any team can beat them; and I mean any.
All teams get a pass in the month of April, but it is Memorial Day Weekend and there is no sign of improvement as the Yankees are writing a book on new ways to lose.
Actually, the Yankees are getting worse and the fans are taking it really hard.
See, in the Big Apple we have the Giants, Jets, Mets, Rangers, Knicks, Islanders, and soon to be the Nets, and then there are the Yankees.
Since 1996 this is the team that embodies what New York City is all about, full of grinders, fighters and winners.
So, what exactly is going in here?
Is this the end of the Yankees as we know it, or are fans making mountains out of anthills?
HERE ARE MY IMMEDIATE THOUGHTS ABOUT THE 2012 SEASON?
Without using any stats to find connections to anything positive, my first thought is that the YANKEES NEED TO START BEING VERY CONCERNED NOW.
The AL East standings don’t bother me because with the crappy baseball the Yankees have played they are certainly not playoff contenders. And doesn’t the saying go ain’t no use putting up your umbrella till it rains right?
Still the Yankees I used to know didn’t tip their caps to anyone especially an opposing pitcher.
They never made excuses that there was still a lot of baseball to be played to feel good about stinking.
And the one thing the Yankees I knew always made very clear was that losing in any way; type or kind was not a major concern but the only one.
Overall, to be completely honest something just doesn’t feel right to me.
The thing that I can’t figure out is if my expectations are just too high, or if this team is really underperforming.
Up until this weekend, without question it was the latter but I am not so sure any more.
Legendary NFL coach Bill Parcels once said:
“No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.”
And now it is the Yankees turn…
SO WHAT THE YANKEES ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS SEASON…
Obviously the Yankee players have a different view of things sitting in the dugout, so here are some recent quotes right from the horses’ mouths:
(Please note that all quotes link to their original source.)
“People are jumping off bridges. In here, we’re calm.” – Nick Swisher following yesterday’s 5-2 loss to the Reds.
“Sometimes, success is contagious. Sometimes, failure is contagious.” - – -“I don’t see anybody popping champagne in the middle of May. Just like I don’t see anybody hanging their heads in the middle of May.” - Captain Derek Jeter on May 18th after losing to the Blue Jays 4-1.
“My numbers are going to be there at the end of the year — there’s no question about it.” – Alex Rodriguez after this past Saturday’s, 6-5, loss to the Reds.
“There’s frustration and there’s disappointment, but it’s probably not as bad as it looks.” - Yankees hitting Kevin Long said following yesterday’s series loss to Cincinnati.
“I’m concerned about the injuries. That’s more than half the battle. I know they’re going to keep trying, keep fighting.” – Owner Hal Steinbrenner last Wednesday at the major-league owners meetings in New York.
So, what do you think?
Please leave your opinion about the 2012 Yankees in a comment below, as I would love to hear other people’s views.