The message is plain and simple; New York Yankee fans need to go ahead with caution because three is a crowd.
The reality is the Yankees have not clinched a playoff berth yet and there making life awfully hard after losing the rubber game 0-3 on Sunday vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. It is hard to believe that the Yankees could very well be the man out, but as Justin Bieber says, Never Say Never.
Watching ESPN or MLB Network, one would think that the Yankees were already packing for October. All the media focus has been solely on the AL Wild Card standings, along with a lot of long-winded banter excusing why the Red Sox are stinking lately and how they are still the best team in the AL.
Well, reality bites because even though the Bombers continue to lead the AL East by 4.5 games, not winning on their own merit is a cause for concern.
There is still a week left for the Yankees to get hot again, as limping into the playoffs is not an ideal scenario.
Over the next week the Yankees will face the Rays seven times and the Red Sox three. Just typing that scenario actually makes missing the postseason way to possible in my mind.
So, my point is that all Yankee fans need to stop acting entitled and be humbled instead.
- I will start with the apparent reason that three’s a crowd; this necessitates one, or possibly two of the AL East teams going bye.
- And the other reason is how hard pressed it would be to find more than a handful of baseball experts that didn’t pick the Red Sox as the AL darlings throughout the season; other than my favorite perennial debater, ESPN’s Skip Bayless who said preseason that the Bombers were not nearly done just yet. I mean the Yankees were not supposed to be leading the AL East with just 11 games left on the season, as the Yankees forecast was to fail.
It is funny how nothing could be further from the truth, whether the Yankees make the postseason or not.
So, in my opinion in the words of actor Mel Brooks, “Hope for the best, but expect the worst.”
Most Yankee fans I have talked too would rather continually be pleasantly surprised as it seems that is what has gone on all season long.
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