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New York Yankees: Sloppy Play Leads To Second Place

This is going to be a short post, as last nights 11-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals was hard enough to watch and I still am unwinding from it.

Why so much distress?

It is more like frustration because my tennis coach taught me there were two ways to lose.

The first way is when you get out played and the winner beats you.

The other way, also deemed unacceptable was to lose on your own errors. That he said was why he made me run so much.

I never understood at the time why half or more of practice was spent running with my racket in hand and always pointing up towards the sky. That was because he believed that when the racquet head was cocked to the sky, it sent a subconscious negative message.

Regardless, the New York Yankees were sloppy. Not the best way to start a series against the Boston Red Sox, a 13-game stretch and to realize that just yesterday they were the best team in the AL East.

Hopefully the Yankees will realize with a win tonight could erase all of this tomorrow.

Look, I am not some neurotic freak about losing a game, a series or dropping a spot in the rankings.

Until I look at the Yankees schedule, which gets significantly tougher with a trip out West followed by inter-league play against he Reds, Brewers, Rockies and Cubs.

So, losing games that they should win get much harder to swallow, and unlike other teams (Rangers, Twins, Giants) the Yankees don’t get thrown a bone by the media, fans or their opponants.

Losing streaks are funny.  If you lose at the beginning, you get off to a bad start.  If you lose in the middle of the season, you’re in a slump.  If you lose at the end, you’re choking.  ~Gene Mauch

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3 Comments

  1. Uncle Mike says:

    Gene Mauch would know about choking: The '64 Phils AND the '86 Angels.

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